Chicken Industry Executives, Including Pilgrim’s Pride CEO, Indicted on Price-Fixing Charges

Chicken Industry Executives, Including Pilgrim’s Pride CEO, Indicted on Price-Fixing Charges

The CEO of one of many nation’s greatest rooster producers and three different trade executives had been indicted Wednesday for allegedly conspiring to repair costs on chickens bought to eating places and grocery shops, the Justice Division’s first prices in a unbroken prison antitrust probe.

The one-count indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Colorado, alleges present and former senior executives at Pilgrim’s Pleasure Corp. and Claxton Poultry Farms mounted costs and rigged bids from 2012 to 2017.

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