MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for urinating on a Kellogg’s assembly line and uploading the video to the internet in 2016, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said.
Information was presented in court of the video that was recorded in 2014 of Gregory Stanton, 46, after he tampered with the production line at the plant.
Stanton was indicted in September on charges of tampering with consumer products with the intent to cause serious injury.
Stanton was officially sentenced to prison May 24 by a U.S. District Court judge and was ordered to pay $10,000 in restitution, according to a media release.
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“American citizens and consumers rely upon food manufacturers engaged in interstate commerce to provide them with safe and consistent products. Unfortunately, this defendant betrayed that trust by tampering with and tainting food products,” Dunavant said in the release.
“We commend the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for their investigation in this matter, and we are pleased that the defendant has been held accountable for his criminal conduct.”
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