US Sews Up $10M Settlement In Apparel Duty Evasion Suit
Law360, New York (April 10, 2014, 6:20 PM EDT) -- Two apparel importers on Wednesday agreed to fork over $10 million in order to settle a whistleblower suit under the False Claims Act after admitting to fraudulently undervaluing imports in order to avoid millions of dollars in tariffs at the border, according to filings in New York federal court.
U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon signed off on the settlement, under which Dana Kay Inc. and Siouni & Zar Corp. admitted to under-reporting the amount of apparel that they were importing for more than a decade in order to lower their duty rate.
“Defendants repeatedly presented to the government commercial invoices for...
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