Harsher Sentences Remain Possible in PCA Criminal Case

August 31, 2015

Harsher sentences could be imposed in three weeks if the trial judge in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case decides that the defendants were conscious, or accepting, of reckless risk of death or bodily injury in committing the crimes they stand convicted of by a jury.

U.S. District Court Judge W. Louis Sands has signaled that his decision is coming shortly on whether the defendants will get a “two level” increase under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

The federal courthouse in Albany, GA.

“The Court intends to issue an Order in advance of the Sept 21, 2015 sentencing hearing