• Another indictment in nationwide conspiracy to fix chicken prices, rig bids

    30 days ago - By Food Safety

    A federal grand jury in Denver has returned an indictment charging Norman W. Fries Inc., dba Claxton Poultry Farms , headquartered in Claxton, GA, with participating in a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices and rig bids for broiler chicken products.
    According to court documents, from at least as early as 2012 until at least 2019, Claxton and co-conspirators, including current Claxton President Mikell Fries and current Vice President Scott Brady, conspired to suppress and eliminate competition for sales of broiler chicken products, which are raised for human consumption and sold to grocers...
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