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Top Taiwan cooking oil firm boss jailed

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The head of a leading Taiwanese cooking oil company was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday after being convicted on fraud and mislabelling charges in one of the biggest food scandals to rock the island. 

File picture for illustration shows olive oil pouring out of a pipe in an oil mill in the Tuscan village of Montepuclciano, Italy on October 6, 2007

Kao Chen-li, chairman of the Changchi Foodstuff Factory in Changhua, central Taiwan, was meted out the punishment by the county district court after being caught adulterating olive oil for illegal profit.

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