Tuesday, January 12, 2021
CEO Of Clothing Company Sentenced To Prison For Million-Dollar Customs Fraud
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JOSEPH BAILEY, the CEO of a children’s apparel company (“Company-1”), was sentenced to six months in prison for participating in a years-long scheme to defraud U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) by submitting invoices to CBP that falsely understated the true value of the goods Company-1 imported into the United States – fraudulently avoiding over $1.5 million in customs duties owed to CBP. BAILEY pled guilty on January 15, 2020, before United States District Judge William H. Pauley III, who also imposed today’s sentence. Read more HERE.