Guilty pleas filed in federal criminal fake cheese cases

An executive of defunct cheese companies that sold “real parmesan cheese” containing wood pulp instead of parmesan to stores nationwide for three years entered guilty pleas for herself and the companies in federal criminal cases. Michelle Myrter, daughter of Castle Cheese Co. co-CEO George Myrter, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor criminal count in a U.S. District Court. She faces up to one year in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines.

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