bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Norfolk honey fraudsters appeal fails

An appeal by the Bakers, the couple who sold foreign honey labelled as Norfolk (UK) honey, has failed. Their fine of almost £100,000 (about $190,000) stands.

The Bakers claimed the sentence was too harsh and oppressive and they find it difficult to find the money.

But before you give them any sympathy, consider this: The judge said that the Bakers had fought the case at every stage and caused it to run for four weeks. The prosecution had cost well in excess of £100,000. They had also put innocent shopkeepers at risk of prosecution for selling mislabelled honey.



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