Former Tyson Employee Pleads Guilty
employee of Tyson Foods, Springdale, Ark., pleaded guilty last week in U.S. District Court here to participating in a conspiracy to smuggle illegal aliens to work at a Tyson plant in Shelbyville, Tenn. According to his attorney, the former employee, Amador Anchondo-Rascon, currently owner of a Shelbyville grocery, is expected to testify against Tyson and six former company managers in a conspiracy trial scheduled to begin Jan. 24. Meanwhile, John MacCoon, U.S. Attorney here, has filed papers charging that the alleged conspiracy violates the terms of Tyson's four-year probation in the Mike Espy case, in which the company pleaded guilty to giving illegal gratuities to the former secretary of agriculture. A Tyson spokesman said the company is the victim of a sting operation, and the only smuggler in the case is the U.S. Justice Department.
Davis Family Sells Winn-Dixie Shares to Pay Tax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here and T. Wayne Davis, a member of Winn-Dixie's board, said a trust created in 1980 by Davis' mother, Eunice Davis McNeill, had sold approximately 1.2 million shares of Winn-Dixie stock following her death last month in order to pay estate taxes.