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Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
Sat Sep 20, 2014, 04:16 PM Sep 2014

Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody After Convictions (2 men that poisoned us, peanut butter 2009)

Last edited Sat Sep 20, 2014, 05:09 PM - Edit history (4)

(Owners of peanut processing plant...guilty of food poisoning, may get life sentence for selling Salmonella tainted peanut butter)

Food Safety News:


By Dan Flynn | September 20, 2014

On Friday, U.S. marshals escorted brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell from the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albany, GA, to the Crisp County Jail in Cordele, GA, where they spent their first night in prison. The two men will likely remain in the lockup until at least Monday, when they might be able to post secured bail bonds of up to $150,000 so they can be released until sentencing.

Both Stewart and Michael Parnell were convicted earlier Friday in Albany’s U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on multiple federal felony counts stemming from a deadly Salmonella outbreak that began almost six years ago. They were then transported to the Crisp County Jail, 44 miles to the northeast.

A third defendant, Mary Wilkerson, the former quality control manager for the Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, GA, processing plant responsible for the Salmonella contamination, was allowed to go home. She was found guilty on one of two counts of obstruction of justice.

The 60-year-old Stewart Parnell and his 55-year-old brother were together convicted on a total of 97 federal felony counts. Upon hearing the jury verdicts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Dasher asked to have the brothers jailed until sentencing. He said that, because of their ages, the expected sentences of 27-33 years would be the equivalent of life sentences.

This statement from an email about these rich assholes explains why they are guilty.....(it can be found at the end of the article)

"Jurors were likely convinced by some of the emails, especially the ones in which the Parnells seemed unmoved by whether or not any one product shipment was contaminated. “Just ship it,” read a Stewart Parnell email about a peanut load held up for a lab test. “I cannot afford to (lose) another customer.”


About 108 years ago, Upton Sinclair wrote a book, "The Jungle" The quotes in that book, sound just like the comments above. That was an incredible book that led to laws (pure Food and Drug Act.) that were supposed to prevent such events as the Salmonella contamination in 2009. Republicans have (for a number of years) underfunded inspection programs on purpose to lesson federal control of the food we eat. ..This is what we get from them.."Just ship it."

Here is a link from Web Md on this outbreak (this was written at the time of the outbreak)...read it for yourself...there was real fear..


(as of Jan 21 2009)...

"So far, the CDC has received reports of six deaths and 107 hospitalizations among the 486 people sickened in 43 U.S. states and one Canadian province"

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Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody After Convictions (2 men that poisoned us, peanut butter 2009) (Original Post) Stuart G Sep 2014 OP
, blkmusclmachine Sep 2014 #1
This shows how "filthy" Parnell was with this company (more than one location was dirty, filthy, and Stuart G Sep 2014 #2

Stuart G

(38,672 posts)
2. This shows how "filthy" Parnell was with this company (more than one location was dirty, filthy, and
Sun Sep 21, 2014, 06:20 AM
Sep 2014

awful to work in. It shows a long history of neglect and abuse of food processing plants. Almost unreal. Like from some sort of horror movie with rats and feces everywhere in the plant where people are preparing food to sell..


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