Brothers sentenced for listeria outbreak

Brothers sentenced for listeria outbreak

DENVER, COLO. (KRQE) – The brothers who own the Colorado cantaloupe farm behind a deadly listeria outbreak were sentenced Tuesday.

Eric and Ryan Jensen pleaded guilty last year to six federal counts and under a plea deal they were sentenced to five years probation and six months of home detention.

The outbreak in 2011 killed 33 people including five New Mexicans. Two of those New Mexico families have filed a lawsuit in the case.

The Jensen brothers must also pay $150,000 in restitution.

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