Woman Gets 3 Years For Helping Smuggle Chinese Honey

Law360, Chicago (September 30, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT) -- A U.S.-based agent for a dozen Chinese honey importers was sentenced Monday to three years in prison for her role in smuggling operations that allegedly avoided nearly $40 million of anti-dumping duties.

At a federal court hearing in Chicago, Hung Yi Lin — who pled guilty last year to three counts of entry of goods into the U.S. by means of false statements — was also ordered to pay $512,852 in restitution, but avoided the six-year prison sentence sought by prosecutors.

Lin, 43, also known as...
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