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Gibson Guitar Held Accountable for Importing Illegal Wood

In a Criminal Enforcement Agreement with the Department of Justice, Gibson Guitar Company today acknowledged responsibility for importing illegal wood into the United States and incurred penalties totaling a minimum of $600,000, including the forfeiture of wood taken from the protected forests of Madagascar.
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Gibson Guitar Settlement Provides Roadmap to Improve Lacey Act

The settlement announced by the U.S. Department of Justice and Gibson Guitar regarding imported Indian guitar blanks makes clear the need for clarification of the Lacey Act’s scope and has strengthened our resolve to work with Congress to develop a practical and targeted solution to the Lacey Act’s unintended consequences.
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Gibson Guitar Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act

Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States today resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company violated the Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing ebony wood from Madagascar and rosewood and ebony from India.
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