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Article posted: 2/12/2013 4:27 PM

Exec gets 6 years in tomato price-fixing scam

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Fredrick Scott Salyer, who pleaded guilty on federal racketeering charges, walks into the federal courthouse for his sentencing hearing in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday. Under a plea agreement, Salyer, 57, was sentenced to six years for racketeering and price fixing.

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The former owner of a California tomato processing company was sentenced Tuesday to six years in federal prison for engaging in a price-fixing scam that authorities said involved bribing purchasing managers at food giants including Kraft Foods Inc. and Frito-Lay.
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