It’s not just a pink slime scandal.
It’s a pinko scandal.
And a pinky scandal.
And now it is a pink-baking scandal.
As the NY Times reports, the bakery owner who allegedly helped cover up the pink slime problem, David Bredlinski, was recently arrested for embezzling $2 million and defrauding the federal government.
The federal investigation has been ongoing since November of 2016.
In a statement released on Wednesday, Bredkiewicz said, “I am deeply sorry for my actions and I have apologized to my family, my employees, the customers and the public for any pain that this has caused.
I am working with my attorney to ensure that I am able to pay back the money and will continue to be a great employer.”
Bredlinsky is charged with stealing more than $2.5 million in business from the bakery and is due in court later this month.
According to court documents, Bledlinski allegedly used a fake email address to buy nearly half of the bakery’s business.
It was his second scheme to steal money from the company, and he was arrested in October.
According the indictment, the owner allegedly used Bredllinski’s alias, “Mr. Pinky,” to mail thousands of phony checks to employees, customers and others.
The checks were then sent to Bredls attorneys, who allegedly took money and made payments to other bakers.