Honey Processors Fined $3M In $180M Duty-Ducking Probe

Law360, Chicago (February 20, 2013, 6:55 PM EST) -- Two domestic honey processing companies have agreed to pay $3 million total to resolve charges stemming from a probe of alleged Chinese honey smuggling operations that avoided $180 million in anti-dumping duties, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Joining a group of other honey industry players that were previously charged with ducking massive Chinese-origin honey duties, Honey Holding I Ltd. and Groeb Farms Inc. — two of the biggest honey suppliers in the country, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago — both inked deferred prosecution agreements, agreeing...
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