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Poultry company executives indicted by DOJ on antitrust charges

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By David B. Strickland

Poultry Times editor

DENVER — On June 3 a grand jury in the U.S. District Court in Denver, Colo., returned an indictment on four current and former poultry company executives for what it says is their role in broiler chicken price fixing and rig bidding for product sold primarily to grocers and restaurants, the U.S. Department of Justice announced.

Those indicted include Jayson Penn, president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride; Roger Austin, former vice president of Pilgrim’s Pride; Mikell Fries, president and board member of Claxton Poultry; and Scott Brady. . .

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