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.

— AP

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