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U.S. v. Ike Tomlinson and Kris Bird


Following a court-authorized wiretap investigation, a federal grand jury in Boise, Idaho, returned an indictment in December 2023 charging two executives of competing companies with conspiring to rig bids and allocate territories in violation of the Sherman Act, conspiring to commit wire fraud and committing wire fraud. According to the seven-count felony indictment, Ike Tomlinson and Kris Bird’s conspiracy affected contracts for forest-firefighting services.

Plea Agreement [Ike Tomlinson] (April 8, 2024)

Superseding Information [Ike Tomlinson] (April 8, 2024)

Indictment (December 12, 2023)

Case Open Date
Case Name
United States v. Ike Tomlinson and Kris Bird
Case Type
Case Violation(s)
  • Bid Rigging
  • Customer, Territorial or Market Allocation - Horizontal
Industry Code(s)
  • Fire Protection
Updated April 12, 2024