Gibson Stands Up To Big Brother

08/26/2011
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(Rock News Desk) The Gibson Guitar Corporation has lashed back at authorities after their offices were raided by federal agents for the second time in two years this week. And they've accused the US Justice Department of bullying the firm without filing any charges.

Investigations are continuing into allegations Gibson have been using illegal wood in the manufacture of their instruments. But chief exec Henry Juszkiewicz claims the only question-mark over their operations has been created by US officials choosing to misinterpret the law of India.

"The Department of Justice has suggested the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal," He says. "Not because of US law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India. If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal. This action was taking without the support and consent of the government of India.

"So our government says wood is illegal if US workers produce it. They are bullying us without filing charges." more on this story

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