Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Parnell, the peanut guy, gets 23 years in prison

Stewart Parnell of Georgia has been sentenced to 28 years in prison because his peanut-butter customers got sick. He's 61.

Parnell ran a filthy operation and lied to investigators.

Nine people died and 714 who got ill had their food poisoning traced to Parnell’s operation.

Parnell’s sentence is the stiffest ever in the United States for food poisoning, but in China offenders have been executed.

Brother Michael Parnell got 20 years and assurance manager Mary Wilkerson got five.

Here in Canada, no executives have gone for jail despite a number of sensational food-poisoning outbreaks.