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Tyson Foods agreed Thursday to pay a $1.5 million civil fine to settle federal regulators' charges that it failed to fully disclose lavish perks provided to former chairman Don Tyson, including $38,000 in oriental rugs and antiques, and the use of houses in England and Mexico. Don Tyson will pay an additional $700,000 civil fine to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission that he caused and aided the company's violations of disclosure rules for benefits that Tyson, friends and family members received while he was chairman and after his retirement in October 2001.

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