KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Las Vegas-based company and its owners have pleaded guilty to distributing a tainted ingredient used to make pet food that killed potentially thousands of animals.
Forty-three-year-old Sally Qing Miller and her 56-year-old
husband, Stephen S. Miller, along with their company, Chemnutra
Inc., pleaded guilty Tuesday to some of the charges contained in a
Feb. 6, 2008, federal indictment.
The indictment alleged the Millers and ChemNutra, along with two
Chinese companies, brought wheat gluten tainted with the chemical
melamine into the U.S. It was then sold to pet-food makers, and
thousands of cats and dogs reportedly became sickened or died.
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