Sentenced Ahold Executive Seeks New Trial

A former Ahold executive who was sent to prison for his role in the 2003 accounting scandal that forced a breakup of the company is seeking a new trial, according to reports.

NEW YORK — A former Ahold executive who was sent to prison for his role in the 2003 accounting scandal that forced a breakup of the company is seeking a new trial, according to reports.

A federal judge in 2007 sentenced Mark Kaiser, a former executive at Ahold’s U.S. Foodservice division, to seven years in prison for his role as “organizer and leader” of a scheme that led Ahold to overstate its profits by $800 million. Kaiser was convicted of fraud in the case, in which he was

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