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In yet another turn to the strange saga of America’s most iconic junk food-maker, Hostess, the now-defunct manufacturer of Twinkies and Ding-Dongs admitted Monday to routinely diverting workers’ pension plan contributions into other company operational expenses.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the company – which abruptly announced that it was ceasing operations after unionized workers balked at post-bankruptcy wage and benefits cuts and began a strike – acknowledged that it had diverted money once intended for employee pensions into its general operating funds, as far back as August 2011.

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