Mushtaq “Mike” Mistry, owner of Salwa Foods, was sentenced to just over a year after submitting more than $300,000 in false claims to the USDA.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The owner of Lawrenceville, Ga. based Salwa Foods was sentenced to 12 months and one day in a federal prison on charges of wire fraud. Mushtaq “Mike” Mistry, 47, a Lawrenceville resident, submitted false claims to the United States Department of Agriculture totaling more than $300,000. He plead guilty to the charges in September. Salwa Foods is a halal frozen food company headquartered in Lawrenceville. According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, Mistry submitted fictitious claims to the USDA's Market Access Program (MAP) requested to be reimbursed for the cost of television advertising in Dubai for the company from April 2007 to August 2009. In Georgia, MAP is run through the Southern United States Trade Association (…
Group Says Escape May Indicate New Violations of Federal Law at Yerkes National Primate Center Atlanta
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Following reports that a rhesus macaque monkey escaped from Emory University's Yerkes National Primate Research Center on June 15—and has yet to be recaptured—PETA is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate the laboratory for possible violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA). In a formal complaint filed this morning, PETA asserts that the escape indicates that the federally funded facility may have violated several provisions of the AWA, including failure to ensure that personnel are qualified to perform their duties, failure to adequately supervise employees, and failure to ensure that primary enclosures securely contain nonhuman primates. "These intelligent, sensitive animals don't deserve the …