The former U.S. attorney for Georgia’s Middle District says the takeaway from a decision by a federal appellate court in Atlanta upholding convictions his office secured in one of the largest criminal food safety cases in the nation’s history is simple: Individual executives will be accountable for their companies’ transgressions.

Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore, now a partner at Pope McGlamry in Atlanta, said the prosecutions of Stewart Parnell, president of the now-defunct Peanut Corp. of America; Parnell’s brother, Michael Parnell; and other members of his executive staff was, in the end, “about the fact that people had gotten sick and died because of pure greed.”

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