Man Receives Prison Time for Lying About Gluten in Food

The owner of a bakery was sentenced to 11 years in prison after falsely labeling his food “gluten-free”.  Paul Seelig was convicted of 23 counts of fraud & ordered to pay restitution to his victims.  The simple fact that anyone would feed gluten – poison – to a Celiac or a gluten-allergic person is sickening. 

I am not sure how I feel about the fact that he was convicted of “fraud” instead of being convicted poisoning his victims, though I would bet a lot more evidence would be needed to support that conviction.  I guess the fact that he was convicted at all says a lot about the severity of the crime that he committed and is hopefully a message to others who might consider going down the same path. Ahem…Damian Cardone. 

Though Chef Cardone didn’t allegedly commit the same crime, he allegedly served gluten-filled food to those who asked for gluten-free food by his own admission on his Facebook page.  

It makes you wonder, was it really as he said “inconsistencies” with his supplier, or laziness, or greed.  The victims don’t care what the motive behind his crime was, I am sure they are just pleased to see that he has been convicted and has to pay for his crime. 

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