Court rejects effort to keep liquor license

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A Montgomery County judge has ruled that the liquor license for a restaurant whose former owner is in prison can be sold.

Judge Dennis Adkins agreed the license will be among assets to be sold to pay creditors. Eva Christian had written to the judge asking that the license with her name on it be left out of the foreclosure case. Christian had earlier also tried unsuccessfully to block the foreclosure sale.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) that the foreclosure action was filed by PNC Bank. The bank said Christian and related corporate entities owed nearly $219,000 plus mortgage interest.

She was convicted in May of insurance fraud involving staged break-ins at her home and a restaurant. She is serving nine years, but has filed notice of appeal.

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