Le-Nature's CEO Seeks New Forum For Fraud Trial

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT) -- Le-Nature's Inc.'s former CEO on Tuesday asked a Pennsylvania federal judge to move his criminal trial over an alleged $806 million accounting fraud at the bankrupt bottling company to another district court to ensure he gets an impartial jury.

Gregory Podlucky faces charges that he orchestrated a massive fraud at Le-Nature's, falsifying the now-defunct bottling company’s financials and bankrolling a lavish lifestyle. The alleged $806 million deception ended with a 2006 petition for bankruptcy by Le-Nature's.

Podlucky contends that the area surrounding the Western District of...
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