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PAPER: Gibson Guitar raids may be another case of Obama administration targeting

Posted By admin On May 27, 2013 @ 10:02 am In Money Watch,Tile | Comments Disabled

Caroline May
Daily Caller [1]
May 27, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups puts the federal government’s raids on Gibson Guitar Corp. in a new light, according to a recent Investor’s Business Daily editorial [2].

The government has accused Gibson of obtaining wood that was illegal in India and Madagascar. The government argues that this is a violation of the Lacey Act of 1900, which outlaws the use of plants and wildlife that have been taken or traded in violation of foreign law.

Gibson stressed [3] in 2011 that its Indian wood, which was seized bu the government in a raid, was obtained via a Forest Stewardship Council-certified supplier, and that the Madagascar wood in question was obtained without violating Madagascar law.

Shortly after the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said that his company used the same wood as its rivals, and that he was unsure why raids on the company’s facilities in Memphis and Nashville took place.

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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/26/paper-gibson-guitar-raids-may-be-another-case-of-obama-administration-targeting/

[2] editorial: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm

[3] stressed: http://www.gibson.com/absolutenm/templates/FeatureTemplatePressRelease.aspx?articleid=1340&zoneid=6

[4] Gibson Guitar raid part of government effort to extinguish American workforce, outsource remaining jobs to foreign countries: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gibson-guitar-raid-part-of-government-effort-to-extinguish-american-workforce-outsource-remaining-jobs-to-foreign-countries.html

[5] Federal gestapo illegally raid Gibson Guitar factories, arbitrarily confiscate millions of dollars worth of wood used to make instruments: http://www.prisonplanet.com/federal-gestapo-illegally-raid-gibson-guitar-factories-arbitrarily-confiscate-millions-of-dollars-worth-of-wood-used-to-make-instruments.html

[6] Feds demand 25 more bundles of Indian wood from Gibson Guitars: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-demand-25-more-bundles-of-indian-wood-from-gibson-guitars.html

[7] Gibson Guitars Settles with DOJ: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gibson-guitars-settles-with-doj.html

[8] Gibson Guitars proves the environmental police state that wants your wood products and guns: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gibson-guitars-proves-the-environmental-police-state-that-wants-your-wood-products-and-guns.html

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