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  • Ryan Jensen, 33,  leaves the federal courthouse in Denver on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, after he and his brother Eric were sentenced to five years of probation and six months of home detention. The two Colorado cantaloupe farmers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from a deadly listeria outbreak in 2011 were also ordered to each pay $150,000 in restitution and perform 100 hours of community service.(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Farmers get probation in fatal listeria outbreak

    Two Colorado cantaloupe farmers linked to the nation's deadliest outbreak of foodborne illness in a quarter-century were sentenced Tuesday to probation and home detention, but the judge said he wasn't sending them to prison so they could work to pay off $150,000 each in restitution.

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