Apego, Inc. Executives Charged with Conspiracy to Evade Customs Duties

On Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the indictment of two executives of a Lawrenceville company on federal charges of conspiracy to evade U.S. “anti-dumping” duties on paper produced in China and bribery of foreign officials. The company, Apego Inc., is a major supplier of lined notebook paper for schools. Federal prosecutors allege that executives of…

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Investigations in Russia

Federal attorneys writing for the National Law Journal have speculated that Russia is the next frontier for enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal statute prohibiting corrupt activity by U.S. businesses and their employees in foreign countries. According to the authors, FCPA prosecutions have been increasing substantially in recent years, and the Department…

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Federal Mortgage Fraud Indictments in Tennessee

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee has indicted two men for allegedly running a mortgage fraud operation in Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and California.  The men, Joshua Dobson and Paul Gott III, are accused of swindling victims out of $45 million over the past two years. Federal prosecutors have charged then…

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