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ConAgra to pay $11.2M to settle Peter Pan peanut butter salmonella case

...eight years ago, triggering a massive recall and food-safety investigation after more than 600 people got sick.Federal prosecutors filed a single misdemeanor charge against the Omaha, Nebraska, based company along with a plea deal Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/conagra-pay-112m-settle-pe
Ex-Ga,. cops guilty of bribe, drug charges

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Federal prosecutors say two former Hall County sheriff's office workers have pleaded guilty to bribery and drug charges.Authorities said Tuesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-05-13/ex-ga-cops-guilty-bribe-drug-charge
Business news

...Duke is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to nine environmental crimes as part of a negotiated settlement with federal prosecutors requiring it to pay $102 million in fines and restitution.Facebook seeks better pay for contractorsNEW YORK...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-13/business-news
Agent's affair changes sentencing

...months less after a federal judge resentenced him Tuesday as the result of an affair between a Savannah-based federal prosecutor and a federal agent as they were collaborating on his case. Willie Dante Woody Jr. was one of 89 defendants caught...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-29/agents-affair-changes-sentencing
Prison urged for SC cops who stunned handicapped woman

...without giving her time to follow their orders, federal prosecutors say.Both Eric Walters and Franklin Brown will...originally faced state charges, which were dropped when federal prosecutors took over. At least three officers in South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-27/prison-urged-sc-cops-who-stu
Feds want quarter of former Savannah police chief's pension

...Savannah's former police chief gets to collect a $130,000-a-year pension while serving time in prison, then federal prosecutors want to seize a healthy cut.Prosecutors have filed a legal motion asking a U.S. District Court judge to garnish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-03/feds-want-quarter-former-savannah-p
Across Georgia

Ex-detective admits receiving kickbacksATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say a former Dunwoody police detective has pleaded guilty in a kickback scheme involving a confidential informant.Authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-23/across-georgia
Across the region

Man sentenced to 20 years in schemeATLANTA - Federal prosecutors say a businessman accused of swindling churchgoers in an investment scheme has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.Authorities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-17/across-region
Former Miami Hurricanes pitching coach to plead guilty in steroids case

...baseball steroid investigation involving a South Florida anti-aging clinic, Collazo's attorney said Friday.Federal prosecutors Fri day dropped the more serious steroid distribution counts against him in favor of two simple testosterone possession...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-06/former-miami-hurricanes-
Former SC lawmaker pleads guilty

...prosecutors and admitted guilt on Tuesday. The Myrtle Beach Republican had pleaded not guilty to 14 charges. Federal prosecutors say Viers helped hide the assets of a Conway construction company that defaulted on its contract to do paving work...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-08/former-sc-lawmaker-pleads-gu