A federal grand jury in Baltimore has indicted three men on charges of violating the Federal Meat Inspection Act.
Eddy Igweze Ndichie, a College Park resident who allegedly operated an illegal slaughterhouse in Gambrills, was indicted yesterday on 10 counts, including selling and transporting contaminated meats, making false statements to government agents and obstructing justice.
Ndichie faces a maximum prison sentence of 37 years and fines if convicted, U.S. Attorney Richard D. Bennett said yesterday.
Federal authorities accused Ndichie of trying to persuade his employees to change incriminating statements they made to investigators.
Mawussi Kwami "Frank" Abbah, who managed Edndichie Poultry and Livestock on Defense Highway, and Harvest "Robert" Sultry, a slaughterhouse employee, also were indicted on charges of engaging in the uninspected slaughter of goats and transporting and selling contaminated meats.