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Government Prosecutors Ask Judge to Exclude Parnell’s ADHD Expert From Testifying


Government attorneys prosecuting former peanut executive Stewart Parnell want the testimony of a Virginia neuropsychologist excluded altogether from the trial scheduled to get under way this summer. In a three-pronged attack on Dr. Joseph C. Conley, Jr., the neuropsychologist who claims Parnell suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the government states that his testimony… Continue Reading

Expert Witness: Parnell’s ADHD Diagnosis ‘Not the Product of Reliable Principles and Methods’


Dueling experts kept the seat in a Georgia witness box warm for the better part of seven hours Thursday over the likelihood of Stewart Parnell having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Parnell, the former chief executive officer for the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), was present with his wife and two daughters in… Continue Reading

Stewart Parnell in Federal Court Today With His ‘ADHD Expert’


Federal Judge W. Louis Sands will hear testimony today in his Albany, GA, courtroom on whether an expert witness should be allowed to testify later this summer that Stewart Parnell suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Parnell, former chief executive officer of the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America, is scheduled to be tried with… Continue Reading

Stewart Parnell’s Brother’s Attorney Won’t Make Hearing on ADHD Expert


The complex criminal case against four Peanut Corporation of American executives has already been delayed because some of the defense attorneys involved had competing trial work. Now Edward D. Tolley, attorney for defendant Michael Parnell, has asked the court for a leave of absence from Feb. 26 through March 31, 2014, so he can have… Continue Reading

‘Daubert Hearing’ Scheduled for Stewart Parnell’s ADHD Witness

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Attorneys for the government and defendant Stewart Parnell have agreed on a date for a “Daubert hearing” to determine the viability of an expert witness ready to testify that the former peanut company executive suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A “Daubert hearing” is an evidentiary proceeding held by a federal judge to determine… Continue Reading

Peanut Corporation Criminal Trial Delayed Until Summer 2014

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The trials for former Peanut Corporation of America CEO Stewart Parnell and three others have been pushed back from February 2014 to sometime in July or August, according to court documents released Wednesday. This is the second time the trial has been delayed, after first being pushed from October 2013 to February 2014, already more… Continue Reading

Federal Prosecutors May Want Their Own Psychoanalysis on Parnell

Last month, attorneys for Stewart Parnell said that the former Peanut Corporation of America CEO did not have the mental capacity to intentionally commit multiple felonies, including wire fraud and conspiracy, because he suffers from attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Now, in a motion filed Dec. 4, federal prosecutors say that if Parnell’s attorneys are… Continue Reading

Government Will Call Numerous Expert Witnesses in PCA Criminal Trial

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In advance of a Dec. 6 pre-trial hearing, U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have disclosed a list of expert witnesses they plan to call when four former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives go on trial early next year. The list is part of the government’s response to various discovery motions by PCA’s former quality… Continue Reading

Stewart Parnell Wants Jury to Hear He’s Got ADHD

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Government attorneys want to block Stewart Parnell from using his potential Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis as a defense in the upcoming criminal trial over 76 federal felony charges. K. Alan Dasher, assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, is asking for a “Daubert” hearing over the introduction at trial of a “neuropsychological… Continue Reading