LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Don Pennington, the former president and chief executive officer of Harvest Foods here, and two of the chain's former food brokers have been charged with money laundering and mail fraud.
ng kickbacks on the higher commissions and fees the company paid.
The suit is scheduled to go to trial May 15 and last about three weeks. Pennington and the other defendants -- John Oldner and Billy John Armstrong -- have pleaded not guilty to the charges.