Ralphs faces fines for overcharging customers, false advertising
Ralphs Grocery Co. has pleaded no contest to a variety of charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Sentencing for supermarket giant was set for next Wednesday on 62 criminal counts of overcharging customers, false advertising and false labeling at more than a dozen stores in Los Angeles County. The company, which pleaded no contest Monday, faces up to $43,000 in penalties.
"When the consumers of Los Angeles use their hard-earned money to buy food and other products, they deserve to get the full value of what they paid for," City Atty. Carmen Trutanich said in a statement. "Grocery and other stores that rip off customers will be prosecuted by the city attorney's office and held accountable for their unlawful actions."
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