Feds Allege Customs Broker Led Tax-Evading Import Ring

Law360, New York (July 25, 2012, 10:55 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a licensed customs broker and seven others of operating a ring that illegally imported $100 million in foreign goods to the U.S. through California while evading $10 million in import taxes, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

The complaint, filed Monday in California federal court, alleges that three companies and eight individuals, including the president of the San Diego Customers Brokers Associations, bought commercial quantities of foreign-made goods including Chinese-made apparel, Mexican food products and Indian-made cigarettes and imported them through...
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