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Man who sold uninspected meat to Nebraska schools gets 18 months in prison

December 30, 2013
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The owner of Nebraska’s Finest Meats, Paul Rosberg, was sentenced to 18 months in prison last week for supplying uninspected meat to Omaha schools. According to the Lincoln Journal Star, it was the most the judge could give him under the plea agreement he had with the government. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf also fined him $8,450 and sentenced him to a year of supervised release once he gets out.

According to court records, Rosberg sold 2,650 pounds of ground beef labeled USDA-inspected to Omaha Public Schools in 2011, but in fact, he had directed employees to mix meat that had not been inspected by the USDA with meat that had and delivered it to the schools in 10-pound rolls. Agents at the U.S. Department of Agriculture intercepted all of the uninspected meat before it was served to students.

The Randolph meat locker's operations since have been suspended.

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

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