It’s early in the pre-trial stage for the second attempt to prosecute former Blue Bell Creamries boss Paul Kruse, but the pace is like a fast-starting NBA game. He stands accused — again — of conspiracy and fraud. One motion to dismiss is already pending and another challenges the fitness of the Grand Jury that indicted Kruse.
As expected, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed its written arguments opposing the defense motion to dismiss the indictment as barred by the statute of limitations.
The defense first got the charges against Kruse dismissed on July 15, 2020, because they were brought by information, not by a Grand Jury indictment. The government says it was within the statute of limitations when first filed on May 1, 2020.
Dismissal, according to DOJ, “triggered a six-month statutory tolling period. A grand jury returned an indictment on the same seven felony counts on … Read more