New Orleans Export Co. Cops To Smuggling Hearing Aids

Law360, New York (June 30, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT) -- American Overseas Trading Corp. pled guilty in Louisiana federal court on Monday to charges it smuggled hearing aids into Argentina, Mexico, Chile and several other Latin American countries.

AOTC routed hearing aids made in Germany through the U.S. in order to reap the benefits of the North America Free Trade Agreement, the Central America Free Trade Agreement and the Chile Free Trade Agreement, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The company, which will be placed on active probation for three years, agreed to pay a...
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