Brothers linked to listeria outbreak from tainted cantaloupe to pay reduced restitution

DENVER, Colo. - Two brothers who were sentenced for introducing listeria-tainted cantaloupes into the market had their court-ordered restitution lowered.

In October, Eric and Ryan Jensen they were ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution after they pleaded guilty to introducing an adulterated food into interstate commerce, KRDO-TV reported.

However, that order was changed Monday down to $13,184 in restitution.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said only three victims came forward to claim a financial loss because of the outbreak: one was for $7,624, one for $4,644 and one for $916.
 

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