• Kruse wants court to subpoena Blue Bell; seeks to postpone trial until Nov. 8

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    The trial date in the United States of America v. Paul Kruse has, for a second time, been postponed. Now it is set for Nov. 8. Pre-trial work in the criminal case is getting interesting.
    The 66-year old Kruse, Blue Bell's retired CEO, is charged with six counts of conspiracy and fraud linked to a deadly 2015 listeria outbreak involving the company's ice cream products.
    Kruse is a resident of Brenham, TX, where Blue Bell Creameries is headquartered. It's about 90 miles east of Austin.
    Chris Flood and John D. Cline, defense attorneys for Kruse, have asked the federal court to issue a...
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