Alaska Brokerage Faces Trial For Fuzzy Dealings In Fur

Law360, New York (May 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After two years of scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Justice into bid-rigging within the fur industry, the former vice president of Alaska Brokerage International Inc. is facing trial next week over allegations that he collaborated with others to rig bids at a Seattle fur auction in 2004.

The trial for David Karsch is set for May 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Karsch is named in the indictment along with the New York-based firm, which buys and sells unprocessed...
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