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Three get death in China milk scandal

A Group of high-ranking dairy company executives and middlemen were sentenced by a Chinese court...

A Group of high-ranking dairy company executives and middlemen were sentenced by a Chinese court on Thursday to long jail terms,life in prison and,for three individuals,the death penalty for endangering public safety last year by selling and producing tainted milk products,according to the state-run news media.

The harshest sentences were given to Zhang Yujun,a dairy middleman who the Government called one of the “principal criminals” in the scandal and Geng Jinpin,a dairy producer. A third man received the death penalty with a two-year reprieve,which means he could be spared execution.

Tian Wenhua,the former chairwoman of the Sanlu Group,one of China’s biggest dairy companies,was sentenced to life in prison for her failure to stop producing and selling the tainted goods even after her company learned that the products were flawed.