Prosecutors Seek Lengthy Prison Terms for Ruzicka and Taylor for Defrauding Starkey

Federal prosecutors have recommended prison terms of 15-20 years for former Starkey President Jerry Ruzicka and 7-9 years for former Sonion VP of Sales Jeff Taylor for their role in defrauding Starkey Laboratories of more than $20 million. Sentencing commences for Ruzicka and Taylor on Wednesday, December 19, and a day later for former Starkey CFO Scott Nelson and former Northland Hearing executive Jeff Longtain.