US Department of Justice

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False Claims Act Settlement in Customs Duty Evasion Case Involving Chinese Furniture

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Yogibo, a New Hampshire-based furniture seller, agreed to pay $217,832 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by failing to pay customs duties on imports from China.

U.S. Commerce, Justice, State Departments Penalize U.S. Company's Export Violations

A South Carolina company's transfer of technology and metal powder to related entities in China and Germany has led to over US$25 million in penalties being imposed by a number of U.S. government agencies.

U.S. Justice and Commerce Departments Announce Creation of "Disruptive Technology Strike Force"

Last week, the U.S Justice and Commerce Departments announced the launch of the "Disruptive Technology Strike Force," which will ratchet up enforcement of existing laws that are designed to prevent advanced technologies being "acquired or used by nation-state adversaries."

U.S. Justice Department Makes Fraud Arrests for Selling Chinese Rare Earths to Defense Department, Exporting Data

In an announcement yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice described a federal indictment against individual persons and a company accused of sending export-controlled defense-related technical data to China and unlawfully supplying the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) with Chinese-origin rare earth magnets for aviation systems and military items.

Colorado Company/Owner Agree to Pay $625,000 for Alleged False Claims Related to Buy American Act

The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement in a case involving alleged breaches of the Buy American Act, with Chinese manufactured goods used instead of American ones.

U.S. Justice Department Charges California Man with Smuggling And Exporting Aviation Technology To Beijing University

Last week, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California unsealed a criminal complaint charging Jonathan Yet Wing Soong of San Jose with "smuggling and violating export control laws by allegedly secretly funneling sensitive aeronautics software to a Beijing university."

California Companies Ordered to Pay Almost $2 Billion on Sham Sales of Chinese Aluminum in the United States

Six California companies were ordered by a U.S. District Court Judge to pay $1.83 billion in restitution because of a scheme to conduct sham sales designed to avoid customs duties and inflate the value a Chinese company.
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