Former Affiliated Southwest CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud

The former president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Foods Southwest has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding its lenders, according to court papers.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The former president and chief executive officer of Affiliated Foods Southwest has pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding its lenders, according to court papers filed here.

John Mills, who had served as the cooperative wholesaler's president and CEO since 2004, left the company early last year, shortly before it filed for bankruptcy protection. The company, based here, was subsequently acquired by