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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Two Executives Sentenced For Convictions In SK Foods Investigation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — United States District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton sentenced two defendants charged in the SK Foods investigation, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. Former food broker Randall Rahal, 65, of Nantucket, Mass., was sentenced today to three years in prison. Former president of SK Foods, Alan Huey, 57, of Pebble Beach, Calif., was sentenced to three years’ probation with a special condition of 60‑days intermittent confinement.

According to court documents, Rahal paid bribes on behalf of SK Foods to the purchasing officers of customers of SK Foods. He had been the subject of multiple wiretaps in 2007 and 2008. Huey had been a member of the SK Foods senior management team and admitted to directing others to falsely label food product.

In sentencing the two defendants, Judge Karlton remarked that their crimes had been very serious and called for substantial prison sentences. Because Huey’s wife has serious health problems and is entirely dependent on him for care, Judge Karlton sentenced Huey to probation.

These cases were the product of an investigation by the FBI, IRS-Criminal Investigation, FDA Office of Criminal Investigations, and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew D. Segal and Jared C. Dolan and Antitrust Division Trial Attorneys Anna T. Pletcher and Tai Milder prosecuted the cases.

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Docket #: 2:08-cr-566 LKK; 2:09-cr-468 LKK
Updated April 8, 2015