Peanut Exec Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for Salmonella Deaths

Stewart Parnell was convicted in 2014 on charges related to a salmonella outbreak that killed nine and sickened hundreds of others.
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We turn to an unprecedented punishment for a corporate executive. Stewart parnell sentenced to 28 years in prison for knowingly song tainted peanut butter that caused nine deaths. Steve osunsami. Reporter: He's 61 years old so they're calling this a virtual life sentence. This morning, a first of its kind decision in a loud and clear message about safety to America's food industry. The food safety lost out to greed. Reporter: Stewart parnell is in an Albany, Georgia, jail cell, a federal judge sentenced him to 28 years Monday after one of his roasting plants was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Samantha. 9 died and 714 got sick and at trial prosecutors shared E mails where they say parnell pushed employees to sell tainted food saying, just ship it.l. The reason why, right after he said them on Sunday morning, his Facebook page went up by more than 100,000 likes. George. One piece of evidence. Okay, to thanks very much. Let'sal tbok AUT it with Matthew dowd. Scott walker says he ran out of money but there were reasons he ran out of money. Hi tss I T fhestumir N one seed to get kicked out in homage to the pope like germaosny ling in the group stage in the world cup. It tells us two things, first a goanod ctedida on paper doesn't always meet's at well. If.300 hitter in the minor doesn't mean you can hit a curveball in the show. How much the debates matter. They took walker in double digits to an aste.risk Carly fiorina who wasn't in the main event in the top three and Jeb bush was number one suffered and ate food that they believed to be properly processed. Reporter: Parnell isn't the only executive at his company facing real time. His brother was sentenced to 20 year, another executive at the company was sentenced to five. Robin. All right, Steve, those comments from the victims' families. My goodness.

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