For Immediate ReleaseNovember 25, 2014
Penalty from civil settlement shared for timely holiday season contribution
San Rafael, CA -- Marin County District Attorney Ed Berberian presented a $71,000 check to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank at Tuesday's meeting of the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
The Consumer Protection Unit of the Marin County District Attorney's Office has been working jointly with the Consumer Units from Riverside and San Diego counties on a number of enforcement actions throughout the state involving unfair business practices by food industry corporations. As a result of a recent stipulated settlement in one of these enforcement actions, it was agreed Marin County would receive civil penalties totaling $71,000.
The Board of Supervisors was told the mission statement for the District Attorney's Office speaks to keeping Marin safe and enhancing its quality of life. This melds with the overall mission of County governance wherein the Board of Supervisors' stated mission is to provide excellent services that support healthy, safe and sustainable communities. Among the goals to meet those objectives is the demonstration of providing excellent service and encouraging community collaboration and partnerships.
The check was accepted by Paul Ash, Executive Director, and Gina Salerno, Grants Manager for the Food Bank.
Ed BerberianDistrict AttorneyCounty of Marin
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