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Daily Sound Bite: Imperial Sugar Execs Escape Criminal Prosecution

Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:36pm

The U.S. Justice Department announced today that it won't seek criminal charges against Imperial Sugar executives over a 2008 explosion that killed 14 employees. The government has found only enough evidence to justify possible misdemeanor charges. Former workers expressed dissapointment. Jamie Butler, an employee who suffered burns and lost his own brother in the blast, said,

"I was hoping somebody would get prosecuted and go to jail over this. We just thought we were going to work on a regular day. It hurts, man."

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