Justice Department Moves to Dismiss Case Against Two Former Pilgrim's Pride Executives

Oct. 17, 2022
On Sunday, federal prosecutors asked a U.S. District Judge to Dismiss the case against Jason McGuire and Timothy Stiller.

On Sunday, October 17, the U.S. Justice Department moved to dismiss a price-fixing case against two former Pilgrim's Pride Executives. Both Jason McGuire and Timothy Stiller were among a group of former executives being charged with price-fixing after a years-long investigation into price-fixing in poultry. 

Reuters reports the federal prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Daniel Domenico to dismiss the case against McGuire and Stiller after Judge Domenico "'effectively' limited the evidence that jurors would be allowed to hear at an upcoming Oct. 31 trial."

In his ruling, Judge Domenico said the Justice Department had "not met its burden of demonstrating a price-fixing or bid-rigging conspiracy by a preponderance of the evidence."

In July of this year, McGuire and Stiller were among five executives at major chicken processing companies that were acquitted of federal charges of price-fixing. 

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