Roberto Adams, a 69-year-old retired USDA Lead Animal Health Technician, must pay a $40,000 fine and enter federal prison for five years. He acknowledged being guilty of accepting bribes as a public official from March 2019 to November 2021.

But Mexican cattle brokers, who paid those bribes, are likely in

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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) report on USDA’s recent rulemaking for the Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection did not find much to concern USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“We determined whether FSIS,” the OIG report says, “with respect to its worker safety analysis section of the proposed
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