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Nevada couple sentenced in chili finger case
AP ^ | 1/18/6 | Kim Curtis

Posted on 01/18/2006 11:21:31 AM PST by SmithL

San Jose -- A Nevada couple who cooked up a scheme to plant a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy's chili to extort money from the fast food chain were sentenced Wednesday to lengthy prison terms.

Anna Ayala, 40, who said she bit into the digit, was sentenced to nine years in state prison. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who supplied the finger, was ordered locked up for more than a dozen years.

The pair pleaded guilty Sept. 9 in Santa Clara County Superior Court to two felony charges arising from the chili-finger scam: conspiracy to file a false insurance claim and attempted grand theft with damages exceeding $2.5 million.

Ayala said she retched March 22 after biting into the fingertip while dining with her family at a Wendy's in San Jose.

Although authorities suspected a hoax — in part because the finger wasn't cooked — word of the stomach-turning find quickly spread around the world. The Dublin, Ohio-based fast food chain claimed it lost $2.5 million in sales because of the bad publicity and dozens of workers at the company's Northern California franchises were laid off.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: annaayala; ayala; chilifingers; fingerfood; fraud; sentencing; wendys

1 posted on 01/18/2006 11:21:32 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

--good--


2 posted on 01/18/2006 11:22:17 AM PST by rellimpank (Don't believe anything about firearms or explosives stated by the mass media---NRABenefactor)
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To: SmithL

They shoulda just brought in a dead roach or mouse. Or maybe they could have spilled the chili on themselves and sued over the burns.


3 posted on 01/18/2006 11:25:50 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: SmithL

"Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who supplied the finger, was ordered locked up for more than a dozen years."



It should be noted that Plascencia supplied *someone else's* finger for the hoax.


4 posted on 01/18/2006 11:27:05 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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To: SmithL
I wonder if Ayala will still be bragging about inmates asking her for her autograph now. Nine years should be ample time for her to sign all of them. Thankfully, she was sentenced by a no-nonsense judge.
5 posted on 01/18/2006 11:27:12 AM PST by jazusamo (A Progressive is only a Socialist in a transparent disguise.)
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To: rellimpank

I imagine that in prison Mr. Plascencia is going to learn a lot more about discovering digits in places where they don't belong.


6 posted on 01/18/2006 11:27:18 AM PST by KevinB
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7 posted on 01/18/2006 11:27:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (You'll thank me later.)
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To: rellimpank

Agreed.

Have no sympathy for scumbags like these two.

Same type of creeps who prey on everyone and are always looking for that large payoff from a lawsuit. Versus earning their living legitimately by working hard.


8 posted on 01/18/2006 11:28:16 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: KevinB

l o l


9 posted on 01/18/2006 11:28:37 AM PST by martin_fierro (You'll thank me later.)
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To: SmithL

I see the judge really gave them the finger.


10 posted on 01/18/2006 11:30:24 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (If I had a hammer,I'd hit you in the head. If I had a bell, I'd ring it in your ear.If I had a song)
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To: SmithL

I wonder why the mastermind received less time than her husband.


11 posted on 01/18/2006 11:31:16 AM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: dhs12345
Anna Ayala, 40, who said she bit into the digit, was sentenced to nine years in state prison. Her husband, Jaime Plascencia, 44, who supplied the finger, was ordered locked up for more than a dozen years.

And the Vermont rapist of a 6 year old gets 60 days. That's some justice system we have here.
12 posted on 01/18/2006 11:32:01 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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YAY!!!


13 posted on 01/18/2006 11:32:39 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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Screw with my local Wendy's, you lying race-baiting extortionist...

BUH-BYE


14 posted on 01/18/2006 11:34:14 AM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Your comment on the tip of my tongue---so to speak.


15 posted on 01/18/2006 11:36:05 AM PST by RichRepublican (Some days you're the windshield--some days you're the bug.)
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To: SmithL

Well, I still ain't eating those "chicken nuggets". Besides, wouldn't "nuggets" have to come from a rooster?


16 posted on 01/18/2006 11:37:53 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: SmithL
Alyala's Product Line.
17 posted on 01/18/2006 11:40:07 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: andyk

IIRC, he already had a criminal record.


18 posted on 01/18/2006 11:41:24 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: yobid

The rapist should have gotten 20 years.

Two wrongs don't make a right.


19 posted on 01/18/2006 11:43:46 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: SmithL

Chili w/ Cheese FoR Everybody!!!


20 posted on 01/18/2006 11:48:19 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: dhs12345

I copy that.


21 posted on 01/18/2006 11:51:51 AM PST by yobid (What we have here is a failure to communicate)
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To: RichRepublican

: )


22 posted on 01/18/2006 11:55:16 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (If I had a hammer,I'd hit you in the head. If I had a bell, I'd ring it in your ear.If I had a song)
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To: SmithL

you could tell she was a phony by that first TV interview she did.


23 posted on 01/18/2006 11:55:52 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: SmithL

Good. Next, I want to hear what happens to the "Home Depot butt glue guy".


25 posted on 01/18/2006 12:01:04 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: SmithL

Although authorities suspected a hoax — in part because the finger wasn't cooked """

darn there are a lot of stupid people out there...they actually went to the trouble to GET a severed finger and didn't think through the rest?


26 posted on 01/18/2006 12:08:10 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: SmithL

Justice finally gets served to the deserving.


27 posted on 01/18/2006 12:10:17 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: KevinB

Good one...


28 posted on 01/18/2006 12:11:04 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: AnAmericanMother
IIRC, he already had a criminal record.

Thanks, that would make sense.
29 posted on 01/18/2006 12:24:00 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: SmithL

Put a finger in a bowl of chili and get 9 years.

Rape a 6 year old girl repeatedly and get 60 days (in Vermont).


30 posted on 01/18/2006 12:40:48 PM PST by Signalman
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To: dhs12345; rellimpank

<< ... scumbags like these two .... who prey on everyone and are always looking for that large payoff .... >>

Are usually called "lawyers."

Except when they have "Democrats" for friends in which case they get to be called "politicians."

And/or, "Your Honor."


31 posted on 01/18/2006 1:09:04 PM PST by Brian Allen (How arrogant are we to believe our career political-power-lusting lumpen somehow superior to theirs?)
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To: SmithL

My friend who is an electrical contractor found out yesterday that he is going to be called in to work there.


32 posted on 01/18/2006 1:27:19 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: andyk

Usually a female conspirator won't get as much time as a man.


33 posted on 01/18/2006 1:29:05 PM PST by nickcarraway (I'm Only Alive, Because a Judge Hasn't Ruled I Should Die...)
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To: andyk

Maybe he was the mastermind?


34 posted on 01/18/2006 1:34:42 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: rellimpank

I think the ambulance-chaser who represented them should serve the time, also.


35 posted on 01/18/2006 1:52:04 PM PST by traditional1
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To: SmithL

I have a question...has Dingy Harry, Democrat - Nevada, distanced himself from this couple and their actions?

I mean, they are from Nevada...Dingy HR is a senator from Nevada...guilt by association? Climate of corruption?

Good for the justice, good for the 'dingy'...


36 posted on 01/18/2006 2:57:11 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Over THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE lost their 'civil liberties' on September 11, 2001.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
I see the judge really gave them the finger.

Well, at least the judge didn't thumb his nose at justice...

37 posted on 01/18/2006 3:07:49 PM PST by Christian4Bush (Over THREE THOUSAND PEOPLE lost their 'civil liberties' on September 11, 2001.)
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To: The_Victor
They should have raped a 6 year old girl for four years. They would have gotten 60 days.
38 posted on 01/18/2006 3:40:20 PM PST by fish hawk (creatio ex nihilo)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

At least this judge gave a penalty to fit the crime not like the VT judge who gave a child rapist 2 months.


39 posted on 01/18/2006 4:28:11 PM PST by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: Christian4Bush

Thumbs up!!


40 posted on 01/18/2006 4:39:07 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (If I had a hammer,I'd hit you in the head. If I had a bell, I'd ring it in your ear.If I had a song)
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To: conservative blonde

I would give the VT judge 2 months!


41 posted on 01/18/2006 4:40:25 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (If I had a hammer,I'd hit you in the head. If I had a bell, I'd ring it in your ear.If I had a song)
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To: andyk
I wonder why the mastermind received less time than her husband.

Since it was his co-worker's finger that was used, perhaps he was the mastermind and she just played her part in the scam.

42 posted on 01/18/2006 4:43:27 PM PST by Bob
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