Man in China Sentenced to Death For Making Gutter Oil

Two others sentenced to life in prison


A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced a man to death and two others to life imprisonment for producing and selling dirty cooking oil, state media reported.

The black-market trade of recycled kitchen oil known as "gutter oil," which can contain carcinogens, has been a chronic problem in China.

The official Xinhua News Agency said the court in Jinan city in eastern Shandong province also sentenced seven other defendants in the case to five to 15 years in prison and fined them each up to 2 million yuan ($330,000).