W. Jeff Taylor, who previously president of Starkey parts supplier Sonion U.S., was also found guilty. The jury acquitted two other defendants in the case: Larry Hagen, an associate of Ruzicka and Taylor, and Larry Miller, Starkey’s former head of human resources.
“Maybe this will go the way it’s supposed to,” Ruzicka said before the verdict reading, according to the Star Tribune of Minneapolis. Instead, the newspaper reports that Ruzicka stoically took the news that he was guilty of crimes including filing a false tax return for 2014, stealing a company Jaguar, and wire and mail fraud.
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