customs fraud

Aluminum Importers Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations Involving Duties Evasion

Importers C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., Southeastern Aluminum Products Inc., and Waterfall Group LLC are set to pay $3 million to avoid further litigation over allegations they evaded full payment of customs on aluminum extrusions.Image source: Wikimedia Commons Three U.S.-based importers of aluminum products, including California-based C.R. Laurence Co. [...]

By | 2018-03-25T11:52:10+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Customs Fraud|

Green Bag Co. Inc., Settles False Claims Act Allegations Involving Customs Avoidance

Green Bag Co., Inc., manufacturer of environmentally-friendly reusable shopping bags, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims it unlawfully evaded customs payments.Image source: Wikimedia Commons One of the world’s largest manufacturers of eco-friendly reusable shopping bags has settled claims it unlawfully evaded customs payments by using a [...]

By | 2018-03-26T04:24:54+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Customs Fraud|

Clothing Manufacturers Pay $10 Million to Settle False Claims Act Customs Fraud Case

A recent FCA settlement reveals substantial undervaluing of women’s apparel during importation, resulting in millions of dollars in underpayment of federal tariffs. Late last month, several clothing manufacturers agreed to settle claims with the federal government following allegations of intentional undervaluing of goods to avoid tariffs at the border. The lawsuit arose pursuant [...]

By | 2018-03-27T08:54:14+00:00 May 21st, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|