Jefferson Hills Man Charged With Selling Adulterated Poultry Products
PITTSBURGH - A Jefferson Hills resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of selling and transporting adulterated and misbranded poultry and selling and transporting poultry without inspection, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The two-count indictment, returned on January 27, named Xia Vue, 83, of Finleyville, PA.
According to the Indictment presented to the court, the defendant sold in commerce adulterated poultry products which had not been inspected pursuant to regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of six years in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Tonya Sulia Goodman is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The United States Department of Agriculture, Office of the Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.