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Buddhist nun's NY vending case set to be tossed

2:04 PM, Jul 18, 2011   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - An Atlanta-area Buddhist nun arrested in New York's Chinatown is on track to get her illegal-vending case dismissed.

A judge said Monday that Li Baojing's case will be closed if she stays out of trouble for six months. Prosecutors agreed with the arrangement.

Police said Li sold "costume jewelry" without a vendor's license on a Chinatown street last month.

But her lawyer says she was taking donations to rebuild her fire-damaged Georgia temple. They say she gave the beads to donors and non-donors alike.

She says she's relieved the legal process is ending but still has the temple to worry about.

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