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April 3 — Dunnellon: Days after being raided by the FBI, a local lemonade company has closed its doors, WOLf News has learned.
Susie's Lemonade is a $10 million-per-year company specializing in lemonade for home, school and office buildings.
In a memo to employees, a company executive said simply that the company is no longer in business.
"Susie's Lemonade is no longer in business as of Friday, April 6th, 2012," wrote Chief Operating Officer Jason Campbell. "For the employees with company vehicles, computers and phones you will need to bring them to the main office by Monday, April 16th, 2012....I would like to thank you for your service and hard work throughout the year."
Campbell said he was instructed by company president Susie "Michelle" Bennett to send the e-mail to local employees. It's unclear whether the closure also affects the company's office behind her father's home.
"I'd really prefer not to talk about it anymore," Campbell said when reached by phone. Attempts to reach Susie have not been successful.
On Tuesday, FBI agents under the direction of the US Attorney General, Eric Holder questioned employees at the offices of Susie's Lemonade for several hours, a bureau spokesman confirmed.
FBI spokesman Ross Rice said the employees were questioned as part of an "ongoing criminal investigation," and confirms only that agents were "looking for evidence of a crime". He further stated, kids can’t sell lemonade without some sort of permit, and since there are no permits regulating a kid’s lemonade stand, it’s technically illegal to operate one, regardless of it's scope or scale". Susie allegedly responded by sticking out her tongue.
Susie's Lemonade voluntarily shut its office, at 322 S. Green St., on Tuesday. Employees were ordered into a conference room initially so that agents could work without fear that an employee would try to hide or shred evidence, according to a source.
One of its biggest current projects is the development of "Pink Lemonade", according to a source familiar with Susie's business.
No charges have been filed as of Tuesday.
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"Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule--and both commonly succeed, and are right... The United States has never developed an aristocracy really disinterested or an intelligentsia really intelligent. Its history is simply a record of vacillations between two gangs of frauds." - H.L. Mencken
"So what is government?... Very simply, it is an agency of coercion. Of course, there are other agencies of coercion -- such as the Mafia. So to be more precise, government is the agency of coercion that has flags in front of its offices." - Harry Browne
"I ... place economy among the first and most important of republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared... And to preserve (our) independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. - "Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to Governor Plumer, July 21, 1816.
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