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Valid business expenses?

By JEFF TESTERMAN, Times Staff Writer
Published September 14, 2007


Investigators believe the owners of Gulf Coast Title misappropriated $7.99-million and spent it on a country club home, a condo, a fleet of luxury cars and lavish business expenses. Here is a partial list of American Express receipts paid out of the company's operating account and listed as business expenses for 2003.

Date Paid to Amount
Jan. 9 Stuart Weitzman Shoes $1,239.06
$1,021.50
$1,452.72
Jan. 16 Just Originals Flowers $2,761.71
April 22 Rooms To Go $4,000.00
April 26 Vista Galleries $657.45
$1,305.13
May 29 Windsor Vineyards, Calif. $1,125.50
June 14 Lundstrom Jewelers $2,506.33
June 22 Williams-Sonoma $3,513.91
June 23 Sincerely Yours catalog $360.39
June 29 Z Gallerie $5,243.51
Oct. 17 Silverberg Jewelry $2,632.20
Oct. 28 Ethan Allen Furniture $4,775.99

Source: Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co.