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Grand jury indicts Rosbergs for selling uninspected meat to Omaha schools

Grand jury indicts Rosbergs for selling uninspected meat to Omaha schools

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A federal grand jury in Nebraska has indicted a man and wife, Paul Rosberg, 61, and Kelly Rosberg, 44, of Wausa, on six counts stemming from the sale of misbranded and/or non-inspected meat and meat products to Omaha Public Schools.

Their company, Nebraska's Finest Meats, operated in Randolph, but its operations have been suspended. 

If convicted, each could be sentenced to three to five years in federal prison and fined from $10,000 to $250,000 on each of the six counts, along with requirements that any release be supervised and fees paid.

Deborah Gilg, U.S. district attorney for Nebraska, announced the indictments.

Information development by USDA investigators led to the issuance of a search warrant for Nebraska's Finest Meats, which led to the confiscation of records, labels, equipment and other evidence in the case.

The Omaha Public Schools district, with about 50,000 K-12 students, is Nebraska's largest.

The Rosbergs were unsuccessful candidates for the Nebraska Public Service Commission in 2010.   

Kelly Rosberg lost the primary election to incumbent Gerald Vap in District 5. Paul Rosberg lost to incumbent Rod Johnson in District 4.

After the general election, the Rosbergs sued in Lancaster County District Court, saying Vap and Johnson were ineligible for the seats because they held other jobs while serving on the PSC.

Judge Karen Flowers rejected that claim, and the Rosbergs appealed, but the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld the lower-court decision.


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