Customs Broker Owes $3.6M From Illegal Entries, Gov't Says

Law360, New York (May 9, 2016, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government sued a former customers broker in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday for allegedly knowingly misclassifying merchandise, asking the court to award a more than $3.6 million judgment against the individual.

The government claimed ex-customs broker Kenneth H. Chew introduced hundreds of entries of merchandise into the U.S. market through material false statements, acts or omissions in violation of a U.S. Code provision prohibiting fraud and negligence in such circumstances. The government did not specify the types of merchandise that were allegedly misclassified by Chew.

Through the scheme, Chew allegedly cost U.S. Customs and Border Protection...

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