Judge seals record in 'MASH' hot dog case - 13abc.com Toledo (OH) News, Weather and Sports

Judge seals record in 'MASH' hot dog case

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A judge has agreed to seal the court record after the grandson of the famous Tony Packo's hot dog restaurant founder was acquitted of theft charges.

The Toledo Blade reports that Tony Packo III was in court Tuesday seeking to have the record sealed. He was found not guilty in October of scheming with a former company controller to steal $250,000 from the eatery made famous on the iconic TV series "MASH."

Judge Frederick McDonald granted the 39-year-old Packo's request, meaning the case will be erased from the public forum.

However, the judge excluded trial transcripts from the order because a related civil case and IRS audit are pending.

A family fight had put the future of Tony Packo's in doubt until a sale this year.

 Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:03:35 GMT
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
  • Kasich quiet on Dem. challenger's troubles

    Kasich quiet on Dem. challenger's troubles

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:11:32 GMT
    Ohio's governor is staying mum on his Democratic challenger's recent campaign problems.
    Ohio's governor is staying mum on his Democratic challenger's recent campaign problems.
  • Students pack bottled water in school supplies this year

    Students pack bottled water in school supplies this year

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:51:56 GMT
    Local students and schools take measures for the possibility of another water crisis
    Local students and schools take measures for the possibility of another water crisis
  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

    Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:32:12 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has arrived in Missouri to meet with the FBI and other officials carrying out an independent federal investigation into 18-year-old Michael Brown's shooting death.
  • Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Danbury Township under boil advisory

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:03:35 GMT
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
    A boil advisory has been issued for about 300 residents in Danbury Township due to a water line break according to the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department.
  • School bus safety

    School bus safety

    It's back to school week and we put a few students to the test to make sure they understand how to stay safe on the school bus. Christina Williams has the story.

    It's back to school week and we put a few students to the test to make sure they understand how to stay safe on the school bus. Christina Williams has the story.

Area Events Calendar

See It, Shoot It, Send It!