Thursday, September 10, 2015

Guilty Pleas In Indictment For Exporting Meat Falsely Labeled As Halal

According to the Des Moines Register, yesterday Midamar Corp. and Islamic Services of America each pleaded guilty in federal court in Iowa to one count of conspiracy to make false statements on export certificates, sell misbranded meat and commit wire fraud in the export to Malaysia and Indonesia of beef products purporting to be Halal. Each company will forfeit $600,000 in profits and may face probation and additional fines at sentencing. The related companies and their principals were indicted last year. (See prior posting.) Midamar’s founder, Bill Aossey Jr., was convicted earlier this summer of falsifying documents, while Aossey’s two sons who are directors of Midamar will enter guilty pleas on Friday. (See prior related posting.)