Paper Co. Accused Of Skirting $20M In Chinese Import Duties

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors recently charged Georgia-based paper supplier Apego Inc. with falsifying entry records and bribing Taiwanese customs officials to avoid paying more than $20 million in anti-dumping duties on loose-leaf notebooks and filler paper it imported from China.

Apego, its CEO Chi Cheng "Curtis" Gung and Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Chen were accused of conspiracy in an indictment unsealed Oct. 17. The indictment details an elaborate tariff-avoidance scheme that also implicates Chinese-based paper manufacturer The Watanabe Group,  Taiwan-based Fromus Psyche International Inc. and their top executives....
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