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10 Chiquita execs won't be charged

September 12, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

The Justice Department said it would not prosecute 10 Chiquita Brands International executives involved in the company's now-defunct payoff of Colombian paramilitary fighters protecting its most profitable banana-growing operation.

The government's decision was part of a sentencing memo urging U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth to fine Chiquita $25 million and have the company serve five years' probation for its illegal deals. The sentencing hearing is set for Monday.

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