customs fraud

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

Three U.S.-based importers of aluminum products, including California-based C.R. Laurence Co. Inc., Florida-based Southeastern Aluminum Products Inc., and Texas-based Waterfall Group LLC have agreed to pay a total of $3 million to settle allegations of evading proper customs payments for the importation of aluminum extrusions from China. Companies that cheat the government out of [...]

By | 2019-02-19T14:32:07+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Customs Fraud|

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

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of eco-friendly reusable shopping bags has settled claims it unlawfully evaded customs payments by using a complex invoicing scheme designed to intentionally defraud the government out of money. Following a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former executive with Green Bag Co., Inc., investigators from the U.S. Attorney’s Office [...]

By | 2018-09-12T11:45:38+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Customs Fraud|

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

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 to a False Claims Act whistleblower complaint filed over four years ago by a relator, who works as a garment cutter for defendant Dana [...]

By | 2018-08-21T15:03:04+00:00 May 21st, 2014|False Claims Act Legal News|