Man Who Sued Organic Inspector Accused of Trying to Hire a Hit on Witnesses in Unrelated Trial

September 16th, 2013

Image source:
Chris Potter, Wikimedia

A Nebraska beef producer facing charges for selling mislabeled or uninspected meat to Omaha Public Schools has been accused of trying to hire someone to kill two witnesses in that trial.

This is the same man, Paul Rosberg, who filed a multi-million-dollar complaint in 2012 against organic inspector Evrett Lunquist after the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) accidentally and improperly divulged the inspector’s name in background materials provided to Rosberg.

This is also the same man who wrote, in a March 5, 2012 letter to Lunquist, “Please let me assure you I WILL NOT do any physical damage to you or your family. I am a Christian and I have a wife and 16 children.”

On August 12 a Lancaster County District Court judge dismissed Rosberg’s complaint against the organic inspector.  The NOP has assumed no responsibility for the problems they caused or the $45,000 in legal fees Lunquist accrued defending himself.

For more information on this first known case of an organic farmer suing an organic inspector, click here.

For more information on Rosberg’s upcoming federal trial and the latest, chilling allegation, click here.


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