Antitrust Claims Split From Ex-SK Foods CEO’s RICO Case

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 1:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday severed antitrust counts against the former CEO of SK Foods LP from an indictment charging him with bribing purchasing agents of several companies, including Frito-Lay Inc., Kraft Foods Inc. and Safeway Inc., to buy the company's products.

In granting a defense motion, U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton said the antitrust allegations did not belong alongside the racketeering and honest services fraud counts against former tomato magnate Frederick Salyer.

"The acts and transactions in this case are not the same,...
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