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John,
	I realize that you are probably busy right now, but I have discovered
something that I think you should know about. This information came from
Sophie. She and her husband are the couple who actually run the cafeteria.
I have no way of verifying the following information, but if it is true,
then it is a serious matter.
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	Tony Dietz worked out a real sweetheart deal for providing us
with a cafeteria.

	It seems that Atari pays Have-A-Snack money so we can have a
cafeteria. However, Have-A-Snack does not itself provide this service.
A company called Super-Snack does and PAYS HAVE-A-SNACK FOR THE PRIVILEGE.

	The couple who run it (Super-Snack) paid Have-A-Snack $60K 
(not refundable) plus pay a percentage of the gross. In return Super-Snack 
receives nothing from Have-A-Snack.

 	Sophie (of the above couple) described to me how Have-A-Snack
got her to sign the contract. They insisted that she sign it right then
and there or else forget about it. She was not given the opportunity
to have an attorney read and explain it to her and since English is
not her native language she could not understand it by herself.

	She is afraid to complain because Have-A-Snack has threatened
to kick her out without notice (keeping the $60K) if she says anything. 
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	If this stuff is true, I believe it may come under the Federal
Anti-Racketeering Laws, especially if, as I suspect, Tony Dietz has
some kind of "special relationship" with Have-A-Snack.

	Is there some way that you can quietly check it out? I don't
want to get Sophie in trouble.  

	Thanks.

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Skip, I sent this to John several days ago and have not received a reply.
Perhaps you can help.
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John,
	I realize that you are probably busy right now, but I have discovered
something that I think you should know about. This information came from
Sophie. She and her husband are the couple who actually run the cafeteria.
I have no way of verifying the following information, but if it is true,
then it is a serious matter.
--------------------------------------------------------------
	Tony Dietz worked out a real sweetheart deal for providing us
with a cafeteria.

	It seems that Atari pays Have-A-Snack money so we can have a
cafeteria. However, Have-A-Snack does not itself provide this service.
A company called Super-Snack does and PAYS HAVE-A-SNACK FOR THE PRIVILEGE.

	The couple who run it (Super-Snack) paid Have-A-Snack $60K 
(not refundable) plus pay a percentage of the gross. In return Super-Snack 
receives nothing from Have-A-Snack.

 	Sophie (of the above couple) described to me how Have-A-Snack
got her to sign the contract. They insisted that she sign it right then
and there or else forget about it. She was not given the opportunity
to have an attorney read and explain it to her and since English is
not her native language she could not understand it by herself.

	She is afraid to complain because Have-A-Snack has threatened
to kick her out without notice (keeping the $60K) if she says anything. 
-----------------------------------------------------------
	If this stuff is true, I believe it may come under the Federal
Anti-Racketeering Laws, especially if, as I suspect, Tony Dietz has
some kind of "special relationship" with Have-A-Snack.

	Is there some way that you can quietly check it out? I don't
want to get Sophie in trouble.  

	Thanks.
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Aug 06, 1984