Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Hobby Lobby Stores
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2017
Date: 
July 5, 2017
Primary Offense: 
trade violations
Violation Description: 

Hobby Lobby agreed to pay a fine of $3 million to settle allegations that it acquired mislabeled shipments of ancient artifacts that had been smuggled out of Iraq. It also agreed to forfeit thousands of the artifacts, which had been descripbed in customs documents as tile samples.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of New York
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Oklahoma
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
privately held
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-crafts
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.