Emile’s Restaurant on South Second Street has had quite a history. According to
its own website, “In 1973, Emile Mooser arrived in downtown San Jose, California opening the family operated business, Emile’s Swiss Affair, now known as Emile’s.” The site goes on to describe how Mooser’s “classic artistry, solid work ethic, sincere love of people and utterly infectious passion for the culinary arts won him countless awards and international recognition,” and how he raised “approximately $3 million for non-profit groups and charities.”

Mooser was arrested in September for purchasing $400 worth of photos of young girls on eBay. After months of pleading not guilty, last week Mooser changed his plea to guilty. Based on the plea, he will have to register as a sex offender and could face up to three years in prison.

The family that bought the restaurant from him is also suing him for $2.1 million for allegedly withholding information from them pertaining to the sale.

Read More at NBC Bay Area.