Brickbat: Move Along


USDA building
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After Bart Riley, owner of Montana's Riley Meats, confronted a U.S. Department of Agriculture inspector about trying to force requirements on his business that were not in federal regulations, the inspector sought revenge. According to those who worked for Jeffrey Legg, he told them he wanted them to issue one compliance order per day at Riley Meats. Riley filed an official complaint about his treatment, and after more than two years, the USDA upheld six of his complaints and found another eight, according to a local newspaper, "partially confirmed or possibly true." But the agency took no action against Legg.