Grocery salesman pleads guilty to defrauding wholesaler SuperValu but U. S. Attorney keeps name of president of grocery chain involved a secret…for now
Palmer faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on October 2, 2014, by Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne. In a statement of facts filed with the plea agreement, Palmer admitted that from 2009 through 2013, he conspired with an unindicted co-conspirator, the President of an unnamed grocery retail chain, to submit fraudulent documents to The Kellogg Company and SuperValu, a grocery wholesaler through which Kellogg sold product to retailers. SuperValu awarded the grocery retail chain approximately $1.8 million in deductions against its running account with SuperValu as a result of the fraudulent submissions. Kellogg reimbursed SuperValu for the awarded deductions.