Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ameri-Source International Inc., Ameri-Source Specialty Products Inc. and Ameri-Source Holdings Inc.
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2016
Date: 
February 22, 2016
Offense Group: 
miscellaneous offenses
Primary Offense: 
customs duty evasion
Violation Description: 

The Department of Justice announced that three importers and their owners -- Ameri-Source International Inc., Ameri-Source Specialty Products Inc., Ameri-Source Holdings Inc., Ajay Goel and Thomas Diener -- and a related importer, SMC Machining LLC, incorporated at Goel's direction and formerly owned by his wife, agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by the United States under the False Claims Act. The lawsuit alleged that the defendants had engaged in a scheme to evade customs duties on imports of small-diameter graphite electrodes 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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Parent company note: 
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