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Chemical Importer Cleared Of $11M Duty-Dodging Claims

Law360 (May 14, 2019, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles federal jury has rejected a whistleblower's claims that food additive company UniChem dodged $11 million in duty payments on an imported chemical.

UniChem Enterprises Inc. and founder ChenTao “Tony” Hang aren’t liable for allegedly mislabeling the food additive glycine when importing it from China and thereby avoiding $11 million in anti-dumping duties, the jury found Friday, according to a verdict form posted on the court docket Monday.

It cleared both Hang and UniChem of violation of the False Claims Act and conspiracy to violate the False Claims Act after a trial that started April 30. The jury deliberated...

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September 15, 2014

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