Gibson Guitars Settles With DoJ...

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    Fearing Their Imports Would Be Ceased.

    Gibson Settles...Feds Return Wood

    This is a bunch of bullshit over Gibson importing Rosewood from India that the feds had at first said was required to be been made into finished finger boards in India rather than being imported raw for American workers to finish.

    The feds busted into 3 Gibson factories with guns drawn, confiscated computer HDs and guitars and materials from the shops and when it's all said and done the feds admit there was nothing wrong with the Rosewood being imported the way Gibson had imported it, agreed to return the wood but charge the company a total of $350k in the settlement...which is on top of the $2.5 million the company has so far paid in fighting the feds.

    Nearly $3 million that this one, great American company will now NOT be using to create jobs or expand operations.
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    From the OP. Sooo, Gibson broke the law and settled by paying $350,000. Laws are laws. Why didn't they admit guilt and settle in the beginning rather than wasting $2.5 million to fight it?
     
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    They didn't break the law fool. The Madagascar wood had been signed off on by EPA bulldogs as being in compliance with the tariff laws they were originally accused of breaking.

    Don't be so stupid if you can help it.
     
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    The feds are going to say whatever they feel covers their ass.
    Gibson's CEO however says no laws were broken and the settlement agreed to only because continuing the fight would cost millions more and halt production in the meantime.

    If this wood were in fact "contraband" why would the feds return it wise guy?
     
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    Good.
     
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    So the evil BIG GUITAR manufactures are in the republicans pocket, isnt that how you frame every debate? pooor trees...awwwwwww
     
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    That sucks. I was hoping to get a Les Paul at a fed auction.

    BTW, your analysis of what was going on sucks. They were importing exotic woods, without a license. It was pirate woods coming out of Madagascar that got them nailed. I bet you also like blood diamond trade.
     
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    It's fucking wood, who CARES? plant another tree for God's sake. Oh that's right it's a special tree, that the POOR folks in Madigascar want to sell. So libtards who do you care for more, the poor or the envirocrazies......tick tock tick tock!
     
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    I find it funny that liberals are the ones telling poor countries, not to use their resources. LOLOLOLOLOL
     

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