Sentencing Postponed In Ralphs Overcharging Case

VAN NUYS (CBS) — Sentencing was postponed Wednesday for Ralphs Grocery Co.,which pleaded no contest to overcharging customers for prepackaged and weighed products at stores throughout Los Angeles.

The no-contest plea was entered last week on behalf of the grocery store
chain to 62 charges, including 19 counts of mislabeling; 18 counts of selling
items that weigh less than they are supposed to; 15 counts of false
advertising; and 10 counts of offering items for sale that weight less than
they are supposed to, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.

The plea came shortly before the case was scheduled to go to trial. The company is looking at possible fines of up to $43,000 when the sentencing hearing is held March 2.

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  1. PKraemer says:

    $43,000? That’s a pittance to what they profited off their customers!

    Why delay sentencing?

    1. Not newsworthy says:

      Btw do we consumers get pArt of the settlement or is greedy county of La just doing this for their own $$$ gain

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