Aaron's Boss Acquitted Despite $95M Civil Assault Verdict

Law360, New York (September 29, 2011, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A former Aaron's Rents Inc. store manager was acquitted Wednesday of charges that he sexually assaulted an employee, just three months after a federal jury delivered a $95 million verdict against him and Aaron's in a related civil suit.

Following a three-day trial, an Illinois jury found Richard G. Moore not guilty of sexually abusing Ashley Alford at the Aaron's store where they both worked in Fairview Heights, Ill.

Moore was accused of sexually harassing and assaulting Alford between November 2005 and October 2006, when he...
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