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5 Years in Prison for Lying About Organic

Plus a $250,000 fine! That's what a Texas man faces for lying to authorities that his products were organic.


The man, owner of Sel-Cor Bean and Pea in Brownfield, mislead officials by claiming his products were purchased from organic suppliers, but it turns out, they were not certified as organic.

And between 2005 and 2006 his company's food items were marketed and sold as organic.

The owner also falsified documents in an attempt to trick investigators.

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From the Organic Authority Files

He has pleaded guilty and now faces up to five years in prison, and could be fined $250,000. Was it really worth it?

But this has happened before.

In September, the director of a British food supplier was sentenced to 27 months in prison for selling $820,000 of products “mis-described” as organic.

And the dumb-dumb award goes to...

Via The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

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