Customs Broker Pleads Guilty To Skirting Import Taxes

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 1:47 PM EST) -- The president of the San Diego Customs Brokers Association pled guilty to customs fraud Thursday in California federal court for scheming to import to the U.S. more than $100 million in Chinese apparel and other foreign goods without paying import taxes.

Gerardo Chavez pled guilty to charges of conspiracy, money laundering and entering goods into the U.S. by means of false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. As part of the plea, Chavez admitted to causing losses of more than...
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