Updated April 1, 2021, 5:50 p.m. PT:
Washington rancher Cody Easterday pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal district court to defrauding Tyson Foods Inc. and another company out of more than $244 million. Easterday admitted charging the companies for the costs of purchasing and feeding hundreds of thousands of fictitious cattle.
What’s the background on all this Easterday – Tyson “Cattlegate” stuff? See previous coverage from Anna King here.