China Sentences 14 In Melamine Milk Scandal

Law360, New York (May 2, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Courts in northern China on Friday reportedly convicted and sentenced 14 people accused of producing and selling milk powder tainted with the industrial chemical melamine.

A local court in Shanxi Province sentenced Li Baosheng and Qi Weigang to life imprisonment for mass producing and selling melamine-laced milk powder, the Chinese state-run media outlet Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

Li had reportedly sold 130 tons of the milk powder — valued at 3.317 million yuan (about $511,000) — and authorities seized an additional unsold 33 tons of...
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