The hammer of justice has come down once more on ReBar owner Jason Stevens, who stiffed more than 70 couples on their wedding deposits when he abruptly shuttered the venue. This time he's been banned from the restaurant business for life, courtesy of the Brooklyn Supreme Court. "[Stevens is] permanently enjoined from participating or engaging in any manner in the operation, ownership, control, management, or oversight of any restaurant, catering and/or reception hall, or food venue in the State of New York," declares justice Loren Bailey-Schiffman in her ruling.
That's on top of the restitution he's supposed to pay to the many couples he ripped off, which the Attorney General now expects to reach $1.8 million, and the 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison he now faces for tax fraud.
· ReBar Owner Banned From Restaurant Industry for Life [NYP]
· All Coverage of ReBar [~ENY~]