SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Les Knox and Linda Jones, two former executives of Penn Traffic here, are facing charges of securities and mail fraud related to improperly accounting for promotional allowances at the retailer between 2000 to 2003, officials of the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday. If convicted on the most serious charges, the defendants could each face prison sentences of 20 years and fines of $5 million. Knox, Penn Traffic’s former senior vice ...

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