Feds indict execs from chicken companies Pilgrim’s Pride, JBS USA for price-fixing

Federal authorities have indicted four officials from two chicken companies for allegedly fixing prices and rigging bids for broiler chickens across the United States, the Department of Justice said in a statement on Wednesday.

The four executives include Jayson Penn, the president and CEO of Pilgrim’s Pride, which is mostly owned by JBS USA, as well as another executive at the Colorado chicken supplier, according to the statement.

Two executives from a Georgia broiler chicken producer were also indicted.

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