Lumber Liquidators must pay $13.2 million for importing illegal wood into the U.S.

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The company has also been placed on probation for five years, during which it must implement a strict environmental compliance plan.

February 09, 2016
Lumber Liquidators must pay $13.2 million for importing illegal wood into the U.S.

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Lumber Liquidators was sentenced to $13.2 million in fines and forfeitures for importing illegal wood and submitting false declarations under the Lacey Act.

That law makes it a crime to import plants and animals taken in violation of state and foreign law. The company has also been placed on probation for five years, during which it must implement a strict environmental compliance plan.

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