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Ex-CEO Charged in Salmonella Probe
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:38 AM CST

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- The former head of a peanut-butter company and a handful of other former employees face criminal charges for fraud in connection with a salmonella outbreak blamed for nine deaths and sickening hundreds, according to a newly unsealed federal indictment.

Stewart Parnell, the former owner of Peanut Corp. of America, is among those being charged. A newly unsealed 76-count indictment charges former Chief Executive Stewart Parnell; Michael Parnell, a former supervisor; Samuel Lightsey, a former plant operator; and Mary Wilkerson, a former quality-assurance manager, in connection with the food poisoning.

Charges in the indictment include shipment fraud, ...

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