AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — An Amarillo man pleads guilty to defrauding the federal government after selling uninspected meat to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Derrick Martinez entered that plea, today.
Martinez was the operations manager of West Texas Provisions, Inc., which according to court records, would mislabel uninspected meat or add whole hearts to ground beef, which is illegal because of the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
More than 775,000 pounds of uninspected meat was sold in at least 18 states to more than 30 different prisons.
The violations allegedly happened between October 2016 to August of 2017.