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Law.com Daily Business Review: Chicken-Industry Executives Found Not Guilty of Price-Fixing

July 8, 2022


Five chicken executives were found not guilty by a Denver jury in the Justice Department’s third attempt to convict them on price-fixing charges. Jayson Penn, former chief executive officer of Pilgrim's Pride Corp., and four other poultry executives were accused of conspiring to fix prices of chicken products from 2012 to 2019. “This case should never have been brought,” said Michael Tubach, a lawyer for Penn. “Jayson Penn and his family have shown incredible strength throughout this ordeal. We are gratified that the jury has vindicated Jayson and he can now move forward with his life.”

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