Merriam restaurant owner pleads guilty in $709,539 back pay case


Back wages of $709,539 could send the owner of a Merriam restaurant to prison for up to 20 years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Yong Lin, president of China Garden Buffet Inc., pleaded guilty to two felony counts of providing falsified payroll records to impede a federal investigation, said an announcement by the department. The announcement said Lin also could face fines of $250,000, three years of supervised release and restitution. Read more.


Jo McClure

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