Politics Could Foil Hershey Sale

With additional reporting by Diane Alter – The fate of any sale of Hershey Co. could rely not on the decision of company directors, or even on the 107-year-old charitable trust that holds voting control over the venerable chocolatier, but on the predilection of Pennsylvania voters who will choose a new attorney general this November.

Candidates for the attorney general’s office, enmeshed in turmoil with current officeholder Kathleen Kane who is under criminal

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Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts

Ed Roberts began reporting for CTFN in September of 2014. Ed specializes in litigation and regulatory matters. He attended and reported on every major antitrust trial of 2015 and 2016, has covered complex multi-jurisdictional cases such as Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, and has interviewed senior officials at regulatory bodies such as the FTC. Previously, Ed was a Washington-based reporter covering Congress and Wall Street for a variety of publications for more than two decades. His work has appeared in American Banker, US Banker, National Mortgage News, Payment Source, and the Credit Union Journal, which he co-founded, as well as in numerous daily newspapers. He is a former SEC Bureau Chief for States News Service and is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Public Communication.

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