Egg executives to be sentenced in salmonella outbreak

April 13, 2015 2:30 PM

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Two former Iowa egg industry executives are scheduled to be sentenced Monday for their roles in a major 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people.

Austin "Jack" DeCoster and his son, Peter DeCoster, face up to a year in jail. Prosecutors haven't asked for a specific sentence, but they noted the widespread harm caused by the outbreak when asking the judge for a tough punishment.

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