Clearwater Man Sentenced to Probation on Federal Charges
OMAHA (AP) - A Clearwater man who operated a retail meat store in Norfolk has been sentenced to a year of probation after being convicted of selling beef and venison that he falsely claimed had been USDA inspected. A release from the U.S. attorney's office in Omaha says Cory Allemang was sentenced Monday. In January, Allemang was indicted on three counts of falsely claiming his products had been inspected and passed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Allemang formerly operated Busters Catering and Processing in Clearwater and Romans II in Norfolk. Prosecutors say that between November 2011 and February 2012, Allemang sold about 300 pounds of sausages and 400 pounds of beef jerky, as well as various deer meat products that were packaged in bags bearing the USDA mark of inspection. A condition of Allemang's probation is that he may not be employed in the meat processing business.