KIEL, Wisconsin: A Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Federal Prison For Forging "Foreign Objects" in Johnsonville Sausage Links.
WITI reported that Jonathan Lane was sentenced to 54 months in prison on Friday. and one and a half years) in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Lane was convicted of "adulterating a consumer product" and also received more than $ 42,000 in the return.
Lane worked as a contract clerk at Johnsonville Sausage in Sheboygan County, Wisc. The prosecution said he had "put foreign bodies in sausage joints" three times in March this year.
The video surveillance confirmed that he once put cigarette papers in the sausage and on another occasion left a copper wire in a sausage.
The prosecutors said, "If the articles had not been removed, the articles would have continued on the processing line, affecting trade between countries."
Lane previously worked in the "final stage" of the processing line. The packaging and prosecutors said: "All imported materials were in danger of being sold to the consumer."
The factory had to be closed at the factory, and all products believed to be potentially affected had to be discarded.