Exec. to be sentenced in tomato price-fixing scam
SACRAMENTO, Calif. –The meteoric rise of tomato processing company SK Foods in the industry was nothing short of amazing, but it turns out the market share gains were the result of hefty bribes paid to some of the largest manufacturers in the nation.
On Tuesday, former company owner Frederick Scott Salyer, 57, will leave house arrest in Pebble Beach and be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sacramento after pleading guilty last year to charges he bribed purchasing managers at food giants including Kraft Foods Inc. and Frito-Lay.
Salyer pleaded guilty in March to two charges: racketeering and price fixing. The charges carry 20- and 10-year sentences respectively, but under a plea agreement he's expected to be sentenced to four to seven years behind bars.
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