Daniel W. Kilgore, 52, will be home for Christmas. He might even be there for Thanksgiving. Kilgore is already out of federal prison. He’s at a half-way house run by the Residential Re-entry Management (RRM) program in Atlanta.

More than a decade ago, Kilgore found himself at the center of the most significant food safety criminal case in U.S. history.

Kilgore was making his home in Blakely, GA, in 2002 when he took what he thought would be an opportunity as plant manager for Peanut Corporation of America (PCA). After a deadly multistate Salmonella outbreak in late 2008 was linked
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Daniel W. Kilgore, a one-time plant manager at the now defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) processing plant at Blakely, GA, has been released from a federal prison in Oakdale, LA, to a half-way house in Atlanta.

It is not known whether his release has anything to do with the COVID-19 crisis at Oakdale prison where six inmates have succumbed to the virus. Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to move some inmates to home confinement. Inmates who’ve served at least half their sentences for only non-violent crimes may get the home confinement option.

Kilgore, 51,
Continue Reading Ex-PCA manager Daniel Kilgore leaves federal prison in crisis for half-way house

This past week at the federal criminal trial of three former Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives was marked by at least two events. First, away from the jury, a dispute between the government and former corporate lawyers for PCA was teed up for Judge W. Louis Sands. It is now hanging there for a ruling like a ripe piece of fruit. Second, the former PCA operations manager took the witness stand for several days of testimony. Daniel W. Kilgore is the PCA insider who struck a secret plea deal with the government four days before those on trial were
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