Jail Time As A Result Of Joint CPSC-Customs Enforcement

Law360, New York (June 26, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT) -- At the end of May, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida sentenced a Florida import company president to 22 months in federal prison for violating consumer product safety and other laws. His wife, an executive of a related company, was sentenced to a year of probation. The case is significant because it involves a criminal prosecution of importers of unsafe children’s products. It also highlights the enforcement partnering between the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Customs and Border Protection.

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