Cuba seeks prison terms for workers suspected of diverting millions of eggs to black market

Cuban prosecutors are seeking prison terms of eight to 20 years for nearly two dozen people suspected of conspiring to pilfer millions of eggs for sale on the black market.

Communist Party newspaper Granma says the 19 suspects are accused of food theft, generating fraudulent receipts and other crimes. They include several top executives of the state-run egg distribution company in Havana.

Granma reported in a full-page article Friday that more than 8 million eggs were diverted to the black market between January and October 2012. The company's economic loss was an estimated $356,000.