PCA Defense Attorney Calls Page in FDA Agent’s Diary ‘Suspect’

May 28, 2015

A forensic expert should be hired by the court to determine if a page in a U.S. Food and Drug Administration agent’s diary was tampered with before last summer’s trial of Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) executives.

That’s the latest request from court-appointed defense attorney Thomas G. Ledford, who represents Mary Wilkerson, the former manager of quality control at PCA’s Blakely, GA, processing plant.

Ledford wants U.S, District Court Judge W. Louis Sands to approve a $1,000 payment to hire Farrell C. Shiver, a forensic document examiner from Woodstock, GA. If that request is approved, Shiver will examine the “suspect”…