Ex-Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Salmonella Case
A former peanut company executive will spend 28 years behind bars for crimes related to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that killed nine people.By Briana Altergott | September 21, 2015
A former peanut company executive will spend nearly three decades behind bars for crimes related to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that killed nine people back in 2009.
A federal judge in Georgia sentenced ex-Peanut Corporation of America head Stewart Parnell to 28 years in prison Monday after a jury found him guilty on more than 70 felony counts last year, including knowingly shipping tainted food across state lines. (Video via C-SPAN)
Legal experts are calling the sentence the most severe in U.S. history in a U.S. food-safety case. But family and friends of the victims say they believe the punishment fits the crime. (Video via WALB)