Honey Processor Files Ch. 11 Amid Smuggling Allegations

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Groeb Farms Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection in a Michigan court Tuesday in the aftermath of allegations the major U.S. honey packing and processing company smuggled Chinese honey into the country to avoid anti-dumping duties.

In its initial Chapter 11 filing, the company estimated its assets and their liabilities both range from $50 million to $100 million, adding that fines, settlements and other costs related to the alleged illegal import scheme caused “significant unanticipated expenses."

The government began investigating the possibility of honey smuggling after a...
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