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Auto parts fraud trial continues

October 9, 2003

Albany-- Deliberations in the fraud trial of an Albany father and daughter are expected to begin Friday.

Auto parts employees from around the country have testified in the trial of John "Sonny" Spadine and his daughter, Heather Hoover.

Federal prosecutors say the two ordered parts, claimed they were defective and canceled payment on checks. Prosecutors say Spadine and Hoover defrauded businesses of more than $33,000.

Spadine is charged with 44 counts of fraud, Hoover with 19 counts. Closing arguments are scheduled in U.S. District Court at 8:00 AM Friday.

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