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PRINCETON: Former Triangle Club accountant pleads guilty to embezzlement
Stole much more than first believed from university's performing arts group
The former paid accountant of a student performing arts group at Princeton University pleaded guilty today to embezzling $240,000 from the club, according to state officials.

Thomas John Muza, 56, of Hightstown, pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree theft by unlawful taking before Superior Court Judge Timothy P. Lydon in Mercer County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Mr. Muza be sentenced to three years in state prison. He must pay restitution of $240,000, including $200,000 that he must pay at sentencing, according to the attorney general’s office.

“Instead of exhibiting the loyalty he should have felt for this celebrated musical-comedy troupe after serving as their accountant for 20 years, Muza exploited the trust he had garnered by stealing nearly a quarter of a million dollars,” Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said. “This was a shameless betrayal.”



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Liz Longley at Concerts at the Crossing
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   ”Whatever is moving me at the time or what I’m drawn to, I work through it in song,” she says. “My songs are like journal entries. It’s a process I absolutely love. It’s addicting.”

   The artist recently released her self-titled album, an 11-song collection recorded in Nashville last year with a full band by her side.


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