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Former Military Boot Co. CEO Gets Prison For False Labels

Law360 (August 8, 2018, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The former CEO of defunct military boot supplier Wellco Enterprises has been sentenced to nearly three and a half years in prison for his role in a scheme to sell the U.S. Department of Defense Chinese-made boots that were falsely labeled as American-made, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Vincent Lee Ferguson, the 66-year-old former CEO and president of Wellco Enterprises Inc. and Tactical Holdings Operations Inc. — Wellco’s parent after it was acquired by investment firms in 2007 — was sentenced by a Tennessee...
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