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Justin M. Lugar

Oral arguments next month in peanut butter criminals’ appeals

The last time criminal case activity involving Peanut Corporation of America took place in an actual courtroom was almost two years ago. That was for the restitution hearing in relation to Salmonella-contaminated food that killed nine and sickened thousands. The restitution hearing for the company officials was the final action in the case in U.S. District Court in Albany,… Continue Reading

Appeal briefs filed for Peanut Corporation of America criminal cases

With their clients starting  their second year behind bars, criminal defense attorneys in the Peanut Corporation of America case finally filed briefs asking for those convictions and sentences to be over-turned. Appellate attorneys for Stewart Parnell, his brother Michael Parnell, and Mary Wilkerson together filed briefs totaling 236 pages on the day after Thanksgiving —… Continue Reading

Stewart Parnell, Like His Brother, Wants to be Released on Appeal Bond

The former president of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), Stewart Parnell, has embraced several of his brother’s issues on appeal and also asked to be released on bond until those appeals are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In a 55-page filing on behalf of Stewart Parnell, Gentry Locke… Continue Reading

Parnell Brothers Want Freedom While Pursuing Their Appeals

Even before their sentencing hearing began today, Stewart and Michael Parnell both filed motions for their release while their cases are appealed to the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Atlanta. The Parnell brothers, along with former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson, are awaiting sentencing today in federal court… Continue Reading