Re: United States v. Empire State News Corporation, Inc.
Dear Mr. Smibert:
This letter confirms the agreement of Doris Scheur that she will guarantee payment of up to $200,000, plus interest, of the fine levied against Empire State News Corporation, Inc. ("ESNC"), of 2800 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, New York 14225-4772, in the criminal case to be filed against ESNC in the Northern District of New York, in consideration for the Plea Agreement with the United States in that case. Doris Scheur hereby agrees that she will guarantee the financial support necessary to ESNC to make the periodic payments required by the United States District Court in accordance with the Plea Agreement filed in this case.
In the event of bankruptcy or dissolution of ESNC, or any other event that would prevent payment of the fine imposed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, or upon failure of payment, Doris Scheur agrees that she will pay up to $200,000, plus interest, of the fine to be paid by ESNC in accordance with the sentence imposed by the District Court pursuant to the attached Plea Agreement.
In the event that Doris Scheur should die before full payment of ESNC's debt, a lien equal to the remaining balance of the guaranteed amount shall be placed on her estate until such time as Empire's debt is paid in full.
By execution of this letter I hereby confirm that this guarantee of payment is
binding upon Doris Scheur.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this Sixteenth day of September, 2003.
Notary Public State of New York
Qualified in Erie County
My Commission Expires Aug.31,2004
EMPIRE STATE NEWS CORPORATION
I, Donald S. Day, the duly elected Secretary of Empire State News Corporation ("ESN"), a New York corporation, hereby certifies that pursuant to a written Consent in Lieu of a Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation, duly executed by all of the Directors of the Corporation , the following resolutions were duly adopted in accordance with the requirements of the New York Business Corporation Law, and that said resolutions have not been modified or rescinded, and are still in full force and effect on the date hereof:
"RESOLVED: that the Board of Directors of the Corporation, hereby approves the Plea Agreement in United States of America v. Empire State News Corporation. Inc.. United States District Court, Northern District of New York, between the United States and the Corporation; and be it further
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 19 day of Sept 2003.
The undersigned, being all of the Directors of Empire State News Corporation, Inc. (the "Corporation"), do hereby adopt the following resolutions as and for the resolutions of the Corporation, and the same shall be deemed adopted as if at a duly held special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Corporation on this date:
RESOLVED: that the Board of Directors of the Corporation, hereby approves the Plea Agreement in United States of America v. Empire State News Corporation, Inc., United States District Court, Northern District of New York, between the United States and the Corporation; and be it further
Dated: September 18, 2003