Mike Hartmann, a Sibley County, Minn. dairy farmer, has pled guilty to two misdemeanor counts of illegally selling raw milk. His farm was linked to a 2010 outbreak of E. coli O157:H7.
In the plea agreement, Hartman was fined $585, placed on unsupervised probation for six months and must clean up his dairy facility. He must also comply with all state health regulations within 60 days.
Six other misdemeanor counts and one gross misdemeanor count were dropped as a result of the plea agreement.
Hartmann has also been sued in civil court for $50,000 by the father of a two-year-old boy who allegedly became ill after drinking milk from the Hartmann farm. That case has not yet been resolved.
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