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
Judge Robert Pitman
Austin judge issues Final Docket Call for second criminal trial of retired Blue Bell exec
The Final Docket Call for the second criminal trial of Paul Kruse, the retired Blue Bell Creameries president, is set for March 31 in Austin’s Western District Court.
Federal Judge Robert Pitman signed an order…Continue Reading Austin judge issues Final Docket Call for second criminal trial of retired Blue Bell exec
Blue Bell’s insurance carriers do not have to pay for the 2015 Listeria outbreak damages
Federal Judge Robert Pitman, who presided over the 15-day mistrial of Blue Bell’s former president, has ruled in another case involving the Brenham, TX-based creamery.
From his Western District of Texas federal court bench, Pitman…Continue Reading Blue Bell’s insurance carriers do not have to pay for the 2015 Listeria outbreak damages
In Austin, Texas, the trial of the retired Blue Bell president adjourns for the weekend
The United States v Paul Kruse trial in Austin, TX, has adjourned for the weekend. It will continue at 8:30 a.m. Monday, when presumably the jury will resume deliberations.
The jury consists of 12 men…Continue Reading In Austin, Texas, the trial of the retired Blue Bell president adjourns for the weekend
Judge sequesters the Blue Bell jury
Federal Judge Robert Pitman Friday sequestered the jury deliberating for a third day over charges against the retired president of Blue Bell ice cream.
Pitman “ordered that the jury be sequestered during their deliberations from…Continue Reading Judge sequesters the Blue Bell jury
Jury picked for trial of former Blue Bell president; opening arguments today
AUSTIN — It was a long but primarily quiet Monday as a 12-man, four-woman jury was selected to hear the United States v. Paul Krause.
Kruse is the retired president of Blue Bell Creameries who…Continue Reading Jury picked for trial of former Blue Bell president; opening arguments today
Kruse trial begins Monday with jury selection
At Broken Arrow, OK, Blue Bell Creamery made unlimited ice cream available for the 20th Annual Taste of Summer Festival. And a 13-year-old North Texas girl gave Blue Bell the inspiration for one of its…Continue Reading Kruse trial begins Monday with jury selection
Preparations underway for Blue Bell trial
When a federal criminal trial is less than 60 days from jury selection, that’s usually when the pretrial stage heats up. But in the criminal case of United States of America v. Paul Kruse, pretrial…Continue Reading Preparations underway for Blue Bell trial
Countdown to jury selection and trial for retired Blue Bell president
A “quiet period” in the criminal charges against the 67-year old retired Blue Bell ice cream president may be ending.
Going on for four months, neither the government nor defense attorneys have brought anything to …
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As table set for United States v. Paul Kruse, save a place for Blue Bell
Federal Judge Robert Pitman set the table for the criminal trial of the United States vs. Paul Kruse, which begins in seven and half months in Austin, TX. Jury selection and the trial is scheduled…
Continue Reading As table set for United States v. Paul Kruse, save a place for Blue Bell