Slaughterhouse Owners Hit With $500M Judgment In FCA Case

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 9:35 PM EST) -- The owners of a bankrupt California slaughterhouse that was at the center of an animal abuse scandal prompting the largest beef recall in U.S. history have agreed to a total judgment worth $497.3 million, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.

Donald Hallmark Sr. and Donald Hallmark Jr. have agreed to pay approximately $304,000 to settle claims in a suit brought by the Humane Society in 2008, alleging they defrauded the government by purporting to comply with the terms of their federal contracts to supply ground beef to school lunch programs. Additionally, the Hallmarks have agreed to the future...

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