Ex-SK Foods CEO Can’t Nix Recordings In Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (February 16, 2012, 3:18 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday largely sunk the former CEO of SK Foods' bid to suppress recordings of phone calls with his lawyer girlfriend in a criminal case about price-fixing in the tomato industry, finding that most aren't protected by attorney-client privilege.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Edmund F. Brennan said most of the 119 recordings of calls between Frederick Scott Salyer and Cynthia Longoria while Salyer was in pretrial detention consist of conversations that are primarily personal and social, and not attorney-client communications, meaning they are...
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