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  1. #1
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    Default Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports

    December 20, Bellevue Reporter (Washington; International) Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports. A 70-year-old Bellevue, Washington man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 1 year in prison December 20 for his role in counterfeit honey imports. The man admitted in September to consistently repackaging honey imported from China to appear from another country, saving him nearly $3 million in additional taxes. He was arrested in May 2009 and charged as part of a federal investigation on falsified honey imports into the U.S. In the plea agreement, the man admitted a shipment of Chinese honey that arrived at the Port of Seattle in 2008, was contaminated with the antibiotic Ciprofloxacin, an unsafe food additive that caused the honey to be adulterated, according to a Department of Justice press release. According to records filed in the case, the suspect, through his companies Rainier Cascade and Evergreen Produce, purchased honey from China, which was then shipped to the Philippines and Thailand where it was re-labeled to make it appear as a product from these countries. When the honey arrived in the United States, he told U.S. Customs officials the honey was the product of either the Philippines or Thailand. Source: http://www.pnwlocalnews.com/east_kin...112213819.html
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    Default Re: Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports

    Did Robert Coyle national from the National honey board lose a neighbor?

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    Default Re: Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports

    Now if we could just get someone to import Australian Queens through another country...

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    Default Re: Bellevue man sentenced to a year in prison for fraudulent honey imports

    This is a good one...

    The guy makes 200 grand profit on the honey which he imported from China. He dodged almost 3 milion bucks in taxes?
    Now, if he would have paid those 3 milion in taxes - he would have been almost 3 milion bucks in the hole... (or am I missing something?)

    So, go figure, where is the point for being in this business?

    s from the get go!

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