Border Trouble

The Mounties close in

Two wealthy U.S. business executives, Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos, faced indictments last week on criminal charges that they had defrauded the Canadian government of more than $22 million in import duties between 1965 and 1980. Van Andel, 58, and DeVos, 56, are chairman and president of Amway, a large direct-selling organization that claims $1.5 billion in annual sales and at least 1 million distributors, mostly part-timers, who peddle the company's diverse line of products, from laundry detergents to health food.

Van Andel and DeVos founded the company, and they and their families own the whole thing....

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