Egg company to pay $6.8M fine Associate Press June 3, 2014 IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.

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Egg company to pay $6.8M fine


Associate Press June 3, 2014

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for selling old eggs with false labels and the tainted products that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010, according to a plea agreement released Monday.

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Quality Egg LLC, once one of the nation’s largest egg producers, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to charges of bribing a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector to approve sales of poor quality eggs, selling misbranded eggs and introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce. The company’s owner, Austin “Jack” DeCoster, and its chief operating officer, Peter DeCoster, are expected to plead guilty to introducing adulterated food into interstate commerce, a misdemeanor.

The DeCosters face sentences ranging from probation to one year in jail, according to plea agreements filed Monday by federal prosecutors. Jack DeCoster, 79, of Turner, Maine, and his 50-year-old son Peter, of Clarion, Iowa, have agreed to pay $100,000 fines each.

Quality Egg operated a network of businesses in rural northern Iowa that produced more than 1 million eggs daily. The government blamed its tainted shell eggs for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands and led to the unprecedented recall of 550 million eggs. Many of the eggs had been in storage for 14 to 40 days or longer.

The DeCosters have since left the egg industry.

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Family Sues Local Funeral Home for Losing Daughter’s Body

SanAntonio NOW Oct. 10 2015

The parents of a San Antonio woman filed a lawsuit yesterday against the funeral home from which her body was stolen after a service in August. Tim and Amanda Mott accuse Mission Parks Funeral Chapel North of failing to properly handle and secure the body of their 25-year-old daughter Julie Mott.

The lawsuit alleges that Mission Park Funeral Chapel left an untrained and unsupervised employee to handle the body. “We can prove the employee who handled Julie’s body was not trained or licensed as a funeral director in the State of Texas,” said the family in the lawsuit. The family claims the funeral home was negligent in failing to properly secure the body after her service, while waiting to be interred at a local cemetery.

Police have arrested funeral home employee Roger Davis and charged him with theft, desecration of human remains, and other charges. Davis allegedly took the body after the funeral home held a funeral service for Julie Mott. The next day, owners of the funeral home discovered the body was missing.

“We are deeply sorry for what happened and have repeatedly expressed our apologies to the family,” said funeral home spokesman Felicia Rodriguez. “This unfortunate event is simply beyond our comprehension.”

In the lawsuit, the family seeks unspecified damages for emotional distress and property damage. The lawsuit also seeks punitive damages, claiming the incident resulted from intentional behavior of the funeral home employee. The case was filed in Bexar Superior Court.

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civil

both civil and criminal were filed by the family

criminal

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tort claim

breach of contract

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