The Meat House owners in the dog house

by Erica Shaffer
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SEABROOK, NH – An owner of The Meat House, a chain of retail butcher shops, pleaded guilty to keeping money intended for a charity, the New Hampshire Attorney General's office reported.

In July 2013, the company held a fundraiser for the Chaplain Emergency Relief Fund. The money was to benefit veterans. But Justin Rosberg, co-owner of The Meat House, failed to pay the charity the funds that had been raised. He recently pleaded guilty in 10th Circuit Court in Seabrook, NH, to one count of misapplication of property.

"The court sentenced the defendant to serve 12 months at the House of Corrections, with all of the sentence suspended for a period of two years, conditioned on payment of $13,882.21 in restitution to the charity," the Attorney General's Office said in a statement. "The defendant must make his first restitution payment within 30 days and regular monthly payments thereafter, with proof of each payment to the Attorney General's Office."

Additionally, a grand jury in Rockingham County indicted The Meat House co-owner Jason Parent on one count of felony theft and one count of misapplication of property for non-payment of funds to the same charity, the Attorney General's Office said.

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