For 890 days while the government prosecuted retired Blue Bell executive Paul Kruse, that European river cruise or summer in Tuscany wasn’t an option. This week, his U.S. Passport was returned to Kruse, marking theContinue Reading Plea agreement brings closure to Blue Bell’s last case involving the 2015 listeriosis outbreak
After just five days of trial testimony, the United States v Paul Kruse is now in the hands of a Texas jury.
Trial testimony in the federal court of the Western District Court in Austin…Continue Reading Jury deliberates over charges against Paul Kruse in Blue Bell criminal case
AUSTIN — Richard S. “Ricky” Dickson, the current President at Blue Bell Creameries, testified Wednesday as a government witness against his predecessor and one-time mentor, Paul Kruse.
Dickson took over from Kruse in 2017 at…Continue Reading Blue Bell president” Ricky” Dickson testifies as government witness against his “friend”
With three weeks until jury selection, the first sealed document with several exhibits was docketed in the United States v. Paul Krause. Its contents remain a mystery.
And ahead of the July 22 pre-trial meeting…Continue Reading Pre-trial arguments underway for Aug. 1 trial of retired Blue Bell president
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Discover Property & Casualty and Travelers Indemnity insurance companies have sued the officers and directors of Blue Bell Creameries to void any general liability coverage for the 2015 listeria outbreak traced to the company’s ice…
Continue Reading Blue Bell’s insurance carriers sue ice cream firm, its officers and directors
Federal Judge Robert Pitman backed up his chief judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western Texas District on Dec. 21 by ruling that the COVID-19 crisis was sufficient enough reason to shrink a…
Continue Reading Motion to dismiss charges against former Blue Bell chief denied by Austin judge
If charges against Paul Kruse, the former president of Blue Bell Creameries, are not dismissed, he will face a jury trial beginning at 9 a.m. on Jan. 11, 2021.
Federal Judge Robert Pitman has signed…
Continue Reading Jury selection for Blue Bell’s Kruse set to begin in Austin on Jan. 11, 2021
A Texas grand jury has charged the former president of ice cream manufacturer Blue Bell Creameries LP with wire fraud and conspiracy in connection with an alleged scheme to cover up the company’s sales of…
Continue Reading Grand jury charges former Blue Bell President Paul Kruse with wire fraud and conspiracy
A federal district court judge in Texas has set the starting trial date for the United States v. Paul Kruse, the felony criminal case against the former CEO of Blue Bell Creameries. And U.S District…
Continue Reading Paul Kruse trial to begin with jury selection set for August