ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths.
Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty Friday of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia.
Parnell, his brother, Michael Parnell, and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson have been on trial since Aug. 1 on federal charges stemming from the 2008-2009 outbreak that sickened 714 and was linked to nine deaths.
Michael Parnell was found guilty of conspiracy. Wilkerson was found guilty of obstruction.