Charlie Brown's CEO Nailed With 2-Year Prison Term

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 3:53 PM EST) -- The former CEO of the bankrupt Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse chain has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he accepted more than $1 million in kickbacks in exchange for awarding contracts to vendors.

Russell D'Anton, 50, was sentenced Thursday by Judge Mary L. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In addition to the prison term, D'Anton received years of supervised release and will be required to pay restitution in an amount to be determined,...
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