Ex-Honey Import Worker Gets 2 Years For Skirting Duties

Law360, Chicago (June 22, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge sentenced a former honey import worker to two years in prison Friday for participating in a scheme to avoid nearly $1.5 million in anti-dumping duties by falsely declaring the origin of Chinese honey, a charge stemming from a larger probe into an alleged honey smuggling ring.

U.S. District Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer issued Shu Bei "Kathy" Yuan's sentence roughly two months after the Chinese national inked a plea deal with the government copping to entry of goods into the U.S. by making...
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