US Issued Bad Summonses In Honey Import Case: Judge

Law360, New York (September 26, 2011, 5:17 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday dismissed the government's summonses of foreign defendants in a criminal case accusing Alfred L. Wolff GmbH executives of conspiring to illegally import honey from China into the U.S. to avoid $78 million in anti-dumping duties.

U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve ruled that prosecutors violated the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure by only serving summonses to a limited-authority corporate representative who appeared at ALW USA’s arraignment in January, according to a memorandum and order quashing the summonses.

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Case Title

USA v. Wolff et al

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

Date Filed

May 23, 2008

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