Alleging a conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chickens, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced indictments Wednesday in Denver’s federal court against four company executives.
The Department of Justice announced six new chicken-industry defendants in its ongoing investigation into price-fixing and bid rigging for broiler chicken products.
Pilgrim's Pride, which produces 20% of U.S. chicken, has entered into a plea agreement with the Department of Justice in its investigation into price-fixing and bid-rigging of chicken products.
Tyson's cooperation in the DOJ investigation of price fixing and bid rigging in the broiler industry is part of a request for formal leniency under the agency's Corporate Leniency Program.
The $29 billion poultry industry is accused of hatching a plan to limit production.
A federal class action lawsuit was filed against America’s four largest beef packers alleging a price-fixing scheme that dates back to 2015.
A meat packer alleges a producer bribed a plant worker to falsify carcass weights in a conspiracy that resulted in an over-payment of more than $222,000.