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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chinese court sentenced 2 to death over tainted milk scandal

On January 22, 2009, a Chinese court sentenced two people to death and several to life imprisonment for their involvement in the melamine-tainted milk scandal that sickened almost 300,000 children and killed at least six. Tian Wenhua, Chairwoman of the now-bankrupt Sanlu Group, pleaded guilty in December 2008 and received a life sentence. The Shijiazhuang court ordered the death penalty for Zhang Yujun for producing the supposed protein additive that contained melamine. Geng Jinping, a Sanlu employee, was also ordered to receive the death penalty for his involvement in the scandal.

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Learn more about the tainted milk scandal from the JURIST news archive.

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