LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — John Mills, the former president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Foods Southwest, on Tuesday was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison and fined $3.2 million for his part in a scheme to defraud the company’s lenders. Mills in February pleaded guilty to orchestrating a “check kiting” scheme designed to help improve the financial condition at Affiliated, which filed for bankruptcy last year and was subsequently acquired by Associated Wholesale Grocers. The ...

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