The year 2023 ends with brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell in very different places in their Habeas Corpus appeals at the Circuit Court in Atlanta.  Stewart Parnell, who was permitted to appeal, has exchanged arguments with the government.  After getting an undetermined extension, Michael Parnell has yet to file for

Continue Reading Parnell brothers remain incarcerated but start 2024 in very different places

It’s been a long haul, but Tuesday’s one-time peanut executive petitioned to vacate his conviction and sentence before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta.

Parnell was the top executive at the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) when in 2008-09, its peanut processing plant in

Continue Reading Stewart Parnell takes habeas corpus petition to 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta

Three additional witnesses will likely testify at Stewart Parnell’s hearing next Monday to vacate his convictions and sentencing related to multiple federal felonies stemming from a deadly 2008 Salmonella outbreak.

The requested additional witnesses are: Denise de la Rue, a trial consultant, and strategist; James “Jay” Strother, peanut broker with
Continue Reading Three additional witnesses sought by Stewart Parnell for next week’s hearing

Brothers Stewart Parnell, 66, and Michael Parnell, 62, have, respectively, another 18 and 11 years to serve in federal prisons for their 2014 jury convictions involving Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

But with so-called “2255” evidentiary hearings now scheduled, on April 20  for Michal and on May 25 for Stewart,
Continue Reading Hearings set on motions to vacate convictions and sentences of Parnell brothers in deadly Salmonella outbreak

More than two months ahead of the evidentiary hearing over Stewart Parnell’s motion to vacate his conviction and sentence, his appellate attorneys and the government are disputing the ground rules.

The government on Dec. 7 asked the court to “order setting a reasonable deadline for the parties to exchange exhibit
Continue Reading Attorneys are already skirmishing over Parnell Feb. 24 hearing rules


Not since the defunct Peanut Corporation of America’s CEO Stewart Parnell was convicted six years ago has an American food industry executive been in as much possible criminal jeopardy as former Blue Bell Creamery CEO Paul W. Kruse is now.

Most media outlets in the United States, including Food
Continue Reading Letter From The Editor: Truth is, Blue Bell sure made lot’s of news for case about concealment

Oddsmakers say it is easier to get into Harvard Unversity than to get the U.S. Supreme Court to grant a petition for Writ of Certiorari.

For Mary Wilkerson, who once held the title of quality assurance manager at the now-defunct Peanut Corporation of America, her dream of being granted Certiorari
Continue Reading PCA peanut broker may still get Supreme Court review; no options left for manager