Arrests Made in International Trade Fraud Case in Houston, Texas

Eight people were charged with international trade fraud by prosecutors in Houston, Texas. The federal indictment alleges a decade-long international trade fraud scheme in which two of the defendants, through their Texas-based tire company, imported rubber tires from Chinese manufacturers while submitting false information to the government in order to avoid paying customs duties. This…

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Page Pate comments on attempt to extradite Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

Atlanta-based defense attorney comments on the international extradition and criminal copyright case facing Megaupload founder, Kim Dotcom. Page PatePage Pate is an accomplished trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience in criminal defense, civil litigation, and whistleblower representation. Page is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial…

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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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