Prison Time Could Still Be Increased in PCA Criminal Case

August 30, 2015

Harsher sentences could be imposed in three weeks if the trial judge in the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA) criminal case decides 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.

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

“The Court intends to issue an Order in advance of the Sept 21, 2015 sentencing hearing that will make conclusive findings as to…