2011 – 2nd Raid on Gibson Guitars on This Day in Rock Music History!
Guitar maker ‘Gibson faces criminal investigation over claims it violated environmental laws for importing exotic and protected woods. I guess they must be guilty of wiping out the rain forests… nevermind the housing industry or corporations who clear cut the rain forests.
On August 28 federal agents raided Gibson’s Nashville and Memphis properties, taking shipments of Indian rosewood.
The agents brandished search warrants issued amid suspicions that Gibson had violated the terms of the Lacey Act, an environmental law that requires imports to the US to comply with laws in the country of origin as well.