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Trial Date Set for Former CEO of Lynchburg-Based Peanut Corporation of America

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Lynchburg, VA - A trial date has been set for the former CEO of Lynchburg-based Peanut Corporation of America and three of his former company officials.

Stewart Parnell, Michael Parnell, Samuel Lightsey and Mary Wilkerson are scheduled to be in an Albany, Georgia federal courtroom on February 10 of next year.

The trial comes a year after a special grand jury handed down a 75-count indictment ranging from wire fraud to obstruction of justice.

The charges are connected to the deadliest salmonella outbreak in US history.

According to court documents, the trial is expected to take a total of three weeks, two for the prosecution and one for the defense

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