EAST GREENBUSH, NY—Henry Diehm, 65, a former accountant for Curtis Printing, pleaded guilty to ripping off the printer to the tune of more than $100,000. He admitted to taking checks pre-signed by Curtis' owner, Richard Lieberman, and using the money to pay his own expenses, the Times Union reported. Diehm handled the books at Curtis Printing for 15 years prior to his April 2012 arrest. He was ordered to pay full restitution by Aug. 19 or face six months in jail, in addition to five months of probation.
Paper Company Is Fined
AUSTIN, TX—The 2011 release of black liquor into the Pearl River in Louisiana has cost Temple-Inland $3.3 million in fines, The Advocate reported. The paper firm, a business of International Paper, was also sentenced to two years probation. The black liquor, a byproduct of pulp production, flowed from the Bogalusa mill into the Pearl River in 2011 after an evaporator at the mill became clogged.
Philly Companies Merge
PHILADELPHIA—Phoenix Lithographing, the commercial printing division of The Phoenix Group, has merged with Innovation Printing & Communications and Innovation Marketing. Phoenix Lithographing is a full-service commercial printing, packaging, mailing and fulfillment provider.