Ex-Aeropostale Exec Tries Again To Bury Kickback Charges

Law360, New York (October 4, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT) -- A former Aeropostale Inc. executive on Monday made another attempt to evade criminal charges in New York alleging he received kickbacks in exchange for multimillion-dollar business deals with a clothing manufacturer, claiming prosecutors failed to say how Aeropostale was harmed.

In their quest to dismiss 16 charges in a 17-count indictment, ex-Chief Merchandising Officer Christopher Finazzo and clothing distributor South Bay Apparel Inc.'s chief executive Douglas Dey contend that prosecutors never actually alleged that they misrepresented their financial relationship to Aeropostale.

Finazzo allegedly received millions in...
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