Federal Judge rules against restitution in salmonella outbreak trial

| April 7, 2016

 

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ALBANY -Albany Federal Judge Louis Sands has ruled four defendants in a case against the Peanut Corporation of America do not have to pay restitution to individual victims, families of those killed in a salmonella outbreak, or companies hurt by the outbreak in 2008 and 2009.

The judge ruled a restitution requirement does not apply because of the complex issues of identifying victims and calculating their losses.

Last fall, five defendants, including PCA President Stewart Parnell, were sentenced to federal prison.

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