2 Admit Taking Bribes In Tomato Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (January 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Employees for Kraft Foods Inc. and Frito-Lay Inc. have pled guilty to accepting bribes from SK Foods LP, a processed tomato products company accused of colluding to fix prices in the tomato industry.

Robert Watson, a purchasing manager for Kraft, and James Richard Wahl Jr., the senior group manager for ingredients purchasing at Frito-Lay, each admitted to two counts of honest services mail fraud Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Watson was accused of accepting $158,000 between 2004 and 2008...
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