Chicken executives, including Pilgrim’s Pride CEO, indicted on price-fixing charges


(From The Washington Examiner)

Four current and former chicken industry executives, including the CEO of the second-largest chicken producer in the country, were indicted Wednesday on price-fixing charges.

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. Chief Executive Jayson Penn, former Pilgrim’s Vice President Roger Austin, Claxton Poultry President Mikell Fries, and Claxton Vice President Scott Brady were charged by a Colorado grand jury for allegedly conspiring to fix prices on chickens they sold to restaurants and grocery stores from 2012 to 2017.

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