Daniel Ugarte Navarro, a Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing supervisor, pleaded no contest to charges of animal cruelty Friday according to local news reports. He faces up to a year in the county jail.
Navarro was one of two employees at the Chino, Calif. facility shown in an undercover video abusing non-ambulatory cattle. The incident ultimately led to the largest meat recall in the history of the United States. Another worker pleaded guilty in March to three misdemeanor counts and was sentenced to six months in jail.
Navarro pleaded no contest to two felony counts of animal cruelty and two misdemeanor counts relating to the illegal moving of non-ambulatory cattle. In accordance with the terms of his plea deal, he faces a sentence of 210 to 365 days in jail when he returns to court in August, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.