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Criminal Law Keyed to Abrams
United States v. Park
Citation:421 U.S. 658, 95 S.Ct. 1903, 44 L.Ed.2d 489 (1975)
Acme Markets and its CEO, Park (Defendant) were charged with violating the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The government alleged that Acme held food that had been shipped in a building accessible to rodents and exposed to their contamination. Acme pleaded guilty, and Park pleaded not guilty. The jury found Park guilty of all counts. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for a new trial, finding that Park could not be held liable because as CEO of the company who was not directly involvement in the shipment at issue, he had not committed a specific action in furtherance of the crime.
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