The feds have recommended a life sentence in the case of former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell who has been convicted in the case of selling truckloads of knowingly salmonella-tainted peanut butter out of his Georgia plant even after the product tested positive or the deadly bacteria.
A little background here. Not only did nine people die from eating this stuff, but more than 700 others were sickened by it. Throughout the trial, Parnell took the Fifth on even the simplest of questions, but it didn’t matter. Congress even held a hearing and attempted to put Parnell through “the walk of shame” on his actions:
The peanut man didn’t bother showing up to hear the grieving relatives of his company’s alleged victims testify, and he looked bored throughout his flogging. When it was over and he’d ditched the cameras waiting outside, he smiled as a colleague gave him a congratulatory pat on the back. “Parnell, it would seem, is a man without shame.” (source)