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Jensen brothers to pay less in restitution

Jensen brothers to pay less in restitution

DENVER, Colo. - The brothers sentenced for introducing listeria-tainted cantaloupes into the market will pay less in restitution than originally expected.

Eric and Ryan Jensen pleaded guilty last October to introducing an adulterated food into interstate commerce and aiding and abetting. In their sentencing, they were ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution.

Now they must pay $13,184 instead.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, known victims who suffered financial loss because of the outbreak were contacted to submit declarations of losses. Three victims did. Their requests were to pay for things like doctor fees, attorney fees and funeral services.

One declaration of losses was for $7,624, one for $4,644 and one for $916.

Court documents state the U.S. Attorney's Office is aware that many victims specifically chose not to participate in the restitution order.

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