Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
University Furnishings LP
Penalty: 
$15,000,000
Year: 
2015
Date: 
December 21, 2015
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
trade violations
Secondary Offense: 
customs duty evasion
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced that University Furnishings LP and its general partner Freedom Furniture Group Inc. agreed to pay $15 million to resolve a lawsuit brought under the False Claims Act alleging that the companies made or conspired with others to make false statements to avoid paying duties on wooden bedroom furniture imported from the People's Republic of China.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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