Judge seals record in 'M-A-S-H' hot dog case

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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 (http://bit.ly/VAojB7) 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 "M-A-S-H."

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.

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