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Brothers granted bond after guilty verdict in salmonella trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Bond has been granted for two brothers found guilty in the trial of a deadly salmonella outbreak five years ago linked to a peanut plant in Georgia.

Former Peanut Corporation owner Stewart Parnell, Michael Parnell, and plant quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson have been on trial since August 1.

Bond was set at $150,000 for Stewart Parnell, and $100,000 for his brother Michael.

They must provide 10 percent of the money before they can be released.

Stewart Parnell was found guilty on nearly every count in a 76-count indictment, including conspiracy, the introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead, introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce with intent to defraud of mislead, interstate shipments fraud, wire fraud, and obstruction.

His food broker brother Michael Parnell was also found guilty of conspiracy, the introduction of adulterated food into interstate commerce with intent to defraud or mislead, introduction of misbranded food into interstate commerce with intent to defraud of mislead, and interstate shipments fraud.

Quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson was found guilty of one count of obstruction, and not guilty on a second count. She was also granted bond.

The verdict comes after jurors began their second full day of deliberations Friday at the federal courthouse in Albany.

Sentencing will take place on a later date.

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