Peanut Executives Sentenced for Salmonella Outbreak

Chief executive, Stewart Parnell, of a family-owned peanut enterprise, his brother Michael Parenell, who served as a manager in the enterprise, and a former quality assurance manager, Mary Wilkerson, were sentenced to years in prison for criminal charges relating to their knowledge that the peanut products they were shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella. Stewart Parnell was sentenced to 28 years; Michael Parnell was sentenced to 20 years; and Wilkerson was sentenced to 5 years. Click here to read more.

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