The US District Court for the District of Colorado charges major chicken producers for price fixing (J.J. Penn / M.R. Fries / S.J. Brady / R.B. Austin)

Why did the Chicken Cross the Road? To Visit DOJ and Score a Leniency* A. The Broiler Chicken Civil Litigation/Criminal Indictment On June 3, 2020, a grand jury in Colorado returned an indictment charging executives from Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and Claxton Poultry Farms with fixing prices and rigging bids nationwide for broiler chickens [I wonder how the grand jury met? Zoom?] The case was filed in the District of Colorado, where Pilgrim’s Pride is headquartered. The individual defendants are Pilgrim’s President and CEO, Jayson Penn and former Vice President, Roger Austin. Claxton’s President, Mikell Fries, and Vice President, Scott Brady were also named in the indictment. The DOJ Press Release [which did not use the companies’ names] stated: “According to the indictment, from at

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers

Already Subscribed? Sign-in

Access to this article is restricted to subscribers.

Read one article for free

Sign-up to read this article for free and discover our services.

 

PDF Version

Author

Quotation

Robert E. Connolly, The US District Court for the District of Colorado charges major chicken producers for price fixing (J.J. Penn / M.R. Fries / S.J. Brady / R.B. Austin), 3 June 2020, e-Competitions July 2020, Art. N° 95558

Visites 28

All issues

  • Latest News issue 
  • All News issues
  • Latest Special issue 
  • All Special issues