Tag Archives: Peanut Corporation of America

Lightsey, Kilgore sentenced to prison and supervised release in salmonella case

Samuel Lightsey and Frank Kilgore, the two PCA managers at Blakely, GA, who made plea deals with the government to become prosecution witnesses at trial in exchange for reduced prison time, learned their sentences on Thursday morning. According to WALB, Samuel Lightsey will serve a sentence of 36 months, or three years, in prison and will have an… Read More »

Sentencing for PCA’s Lightsey and Kilgore set for Thursday

Two former managers of a Georgia peanut plant whose testimony helped prosecutors convict their boss and send him to prison for selling salmonella-tainted food will soon learn their own sentences. Sammy Lightsey and Danny Kilgore both served as operations manager of the Blakely, Georgia, plant linked in 2009 to salmonella that sickened 714 people and was blamed for… Read More »

Three Peanut Corporation of America officials sentenced Monday

Information from Food Safety News Stewart Parnell, a second-generation chief executive of a family-owned peanut enterprise who once served on the national Peanut Standards Board, was sentenced to a 28-year prison term on Monday for a series of criminal charges that amounted to his knowing that the peanut products he was shipping were contaminated with potentially deadly Salmonella.… Read More »

Around Our Area: Convicted peanut company CEO apologizes at sentencing hearing

The convicted CEO of a bankrupt peanut company at the center of a nationwide salmonella outbreak apologized in federal court, ahead of sentencing. “This has been a several year nightmare. Now I stand before you and ask for forgiveness from you and the victims,” Stewart Parnell told the court Monday. He and two other defendants were convicted for… Read More »

Criminal Trial of Former Peanut Executives Postponed Until July 28

A Blakely, Ga., related story from Food Safety News: The trial of the three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives that was to begin Monday is being delayed two weeks to give defense attorneys more time to review late-arriving documents from prosecutors. Jury selection is now scheduled to begin July 28 for a trial likely to take… Read More »