Eleven Chinese and German executives and six of their food supply and honey export companies were charged Wednesday with 44 counts of conspiring to illegally import Chinese-origin honey, including honey tainted with antibiotics, into the U.S. by mislabeling it as originating in other countries to avoid paying anti-dumping fees, Fitzgerald said.
Why the foreign intrigue with something as benign and universally loved as honey?
The one-word answer is money. Tens of millions of dollars, and that’s just what the field agents and federal prosecutors can prove at this point.
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