Feds Seek $4M In Damages For Dodged Import Duties

Law360 (September 12, 2019, 8:35 PM EDT) -- The federal government asked Thursday for more than $4 million in damages in a False Claims Act suit against an import company and its founder, who has admitted to evading millions of dollars in anti-dumping duties and customs fees on furniture from China.  

The government told a Texas federal judge that Blue Furniture Solutions LLC and founder Yingqing “Jeff” Zeng falsely described their imported wooden bedroom furniture on entry forms and other documents that were submitted to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to the motion.

“In proposals to its college housing customers … Blue Furniture accurately described the furniture...

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