For Immediate Release
NOT SO FAST, BUT STILL QUITE FURIOUS!
THE SENTENCING OF SCOTT SALYER, THE CONTROVERSIAL
FIGURE BEHIND THE LABYRINTHINE “OPERATION ROTTEN
TOMATO,” IS CONTINUED TO OCTOBER 17 OR LATER
Supporters of The Former Owner and CEO of SK Foods
Have Launched A Website That Includes Details of The Entire Case
And Regular Updates
Think Operation Fast and Furious, the most expansive of the ATF’s gunwalking sting operations, is colorful, convoluted and controversial?
In amount of sheer detail, it’s small potatoes compared to Operation Rotten Tomato, the name Federal investigators gave to the case against Scott Salyer, former owner and CEO of SK Foods LP who was charged, along with several associates, with inflating prices of processed tomatoes.
On March 23, 2012, Salyer, signed a Plea Agreement, for two counts of what was a 12 count indictment before Judge Lawrence K. Karlton at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California. The deal states that the Government cannot ask the Judge for more than seven years.
Salyer’s sentencing, which was postponed to September 5, has been continued again to October 17 or a later date.
Thus far, the still evolving site includes a home page that has links to an “Open Letter from Scott Salyer” and an article about the “Government’s Physical Handling of Scott Salyer.” Sections include “The Case,” a legal brief dedicated to the essentials; “The Man,” featuring Salyer’s resume; “Breaking News,” which will include case updates; a “Case Blog” for relevant postings; and“Related Documents.”