John Morrell Palmer, III, 55, of Fredericksburg pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court July 2 to conspiring to commit wire fraud.
In a statement of facts filed with a plea agreement, Palmer admitted that from 2009 through 2013 he conspired with the president of an unnamed grocery retail chain to submit fraudulent incentive program documents to The Kellogg Company and SuperValu, a grocery wholesaler through which Kellogg sold product to retailers. The incentive program documents reduced the cost of certain products.

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