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 the culmination of his plea agreement ending the government’s case against him.

It is also the

Continue Reading Plea agreement brings closure to Blue Bell’s last case involving the 2015 listeriosis outbreak

AUSTIN — The timeline played the starring role during the opening arguments at the jury trial of the United States v Paul Kruse.

 Department of Justice attorney Matthew Lash for the prosecution and Houston defense attorney Chris Flood opened the trial. Taken together, they suggested that a food company, during

Continue Reading Jury trial begins in fraud and conspiracy trial involving Blue Bell, an iconic Texas brand

The defense attorneys for retired Blue Blell president Paul Kruse want more struck from the criminal indictment going to an August 1 jury trial in Austin, TX.

Chris Flood of Houston and John Cline of Seattle this time, want the indictment dismissed “to the extent it relies on Kruse’s alleged

Continue Reading Defense wants a thin-downed indictment before trial of retired Blue Bell president

“Surplusage is language contained in a pleading that is unnecessary or irrelevant. For example, in an indictment, surplusage is the allegation of any fact or circumstances that is not a necessary element to the offense.”

-Legal Dictionary

Chris Flood and John Cline, defense attorneys for retired Blue Bell President Paul

Continue Reading Kruse’s defense attorneys want ‘sanitation issues’ excluded from his Blue Bell trial

The judge who will preside over the criminal trial next year of former Blue Bell Ice Cream President Paul Kruse is giving the defense team more time to sort out the expert witnesses they may need.

Federal Judge Robert Pitman extended the deadline for the defense to share their expert
Continue Reading More time granted for identifying and vetting expert witnesses for Blue Bell trial