Exchange Rate Flummoxes Elvis: Last we heard from former NY Times film critic and contributor Elvis Mitchell, he was explaining away the undeclared $12,000 that border agents seized from a cigar box last April in Detroit. All is forgiven, however, we're learning today — or rather, 51% percent is forgiven, as federal authorities agreed today to return exactly $5,880 to Mitchell. "If we believed it was from an unlawful source, or intended for an unlawful purpose, we would not have settled the case," said a prosecutor, who declined to say how the feds came to 51-49 split. A punitive lesson in currency exchange, perhaps? Guess away after the jump. [AP]
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