Feds Arrest Woman In Illegal Honey Import Scheme

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 4:26 PM EST) -- A Chinese woman who served as a business agent for several California honey importers has been arrested in connection with an $80 million honey smuggling ring that illegally imported the sweet stuff from China without paying anti-dumping duties.

Shu Bei "Kathy" Yuan, 44, was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles for allegedly conspiring between 2004 and 2006 to import honey from China that she claimed was actually from South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick J. Fitzgerald, who...
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