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Pilgrim’s Pride CEO, Indicted On Price Fixing Counts Fired

 |  October 17, 2021

 Pilgrim’s Pride has replaced its CEO as he prepares to face price fixing charges. 

The company announced in June that its chief executive, Jayson Penn, was taking a leave of absence to focus on his defense after he was indicted. The company, which has a location on Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville and a feed mill on Bradford Street Extension, named Chief Financial Officer Fabio Sandri to lead the company in the interim. 

Sandri’s move to CEO was made permanent this week and Pilgrim’s Pride said in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Penn is no longer with the company.  

Penn is one of four current and former executives indicted in June on charges of fixing prices on chickens. 

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