SIOUX CITY — Sentencing has been scheduled for a former manager at Iowa egg farms who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a federal inspector.
U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett this week ordered Tony Wasmund to appear Feb. 12 in Sioux City. Wasmund has been free pending sentencing, where he will face a maximum of five years in prison.
Wasmund was a supervisor at the network of companies owned by Jack DeCoster, whose operations in northern Iowa were blamed for a 2010 salmonella outbreak that caused the recall of 550 million eggs.
Months before the outbreak, Wasmund authorized giving $300 in petty cash to another employee to bribe a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector to allow sales of shell eggs that had been withheld for failing to meet federal standards.