31 Aug '11, 1am

Gibson Guitar Co. Investigated Again On Legality Of Rainforest Wood Imports

Gibson Guitar Co. Investigated Again On Legality Of Rainforest Wood Imports

It is believed by numerous Republican-leaning bloggers and pundits that there may be aspects of partisanship and politicalization in the raids. Henry Juszkiewicz, the corporate CEO, continues to state that he is complicit with Lacey Act laws and is innocent of all charges.[23] Henery goes further to call the raids an "arrogant [act of] federal power" that "is impacting me [referring to himself], the company, and its employees". He claims that Gibson Guitars was singled out in the charges of the Lacey Act and continues to assert innocence.[24][25] Henry further criticizes the raid by noting that Michelle Obama gave a Gibson Guitar fashioned from similar wood to the contraband to French First Lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.[26][27] Supporters of the theory of bias in the raid point out that Henry has made several donations to pro-Republican institutions in his career. He was a do...

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