We believe the underpayment of customs duties is a huge problem, and we strongly encourage potential whistleblowers to call us anytime if in possession of well documented proof
(PRWEB) May 21, 2014
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is encouraging insiders, or employees at a international shipping or logistics company, to call them at 866-714-6466, if they have well documented proof a major shipper is intentionally underpaying customs duties for goods shipped into the United States from China, or any other foreign country.
The Whistleblower Center says, "We believe the underpayment of customs duties is a huge problem, and we strongly encourage potential whistleblowers to call us anytime if they are in possession of well documented proof. In most cases, this type of activity involves the shipper having two sets of books. If a whistleblower has specific evidence, we will help them package their information, then we will get them to some of the nation's top whistleblower attorneys with the ultimate goal being the whistleblower's claim advancing to the DOJ, and the whistleblower being rewarded." http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
In a recent example, the DOJ announced Bizlink Technology, Inc. (BTI), an importer of computer cable assemblies located in Fremont, California, has paid $1.2 million to settle allegations that it violated the civil False Claims Act by underpaying customs duties owed on goods imported from China.
According to court documents the United States alleges that, from 2006 through 2008, BTI underpaid customs duties on goods that BTI imported into the United States from Bizlink International Electronics Co., Ltd., a factory in Shenzhen, China. BTI allegedly obtained two sets of invoices for each shipment from the Chinese factory: one true invoice that BTI paid, and a second invoice allegedly falsely stated a lower cost. The false invoices were reportedly used to calculate the customs duties that BTI paid on the imported goods, resulting in substantial underpayments.
The whistleblower will receive $252,000 as his share of the government’s recovery from BTI. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com
Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Corporate Whistleblower Center:
- Do not go to the government first if you are a major whistleblower. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the federal government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake.”
- Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward.
- Do not try to force a government contractor, or corporation to come clean to the government about their wrongdoing. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Fraud is so rampant among federal contractors that any suggestion of exposure might result in an instant job termination, or harassment of the whistleblower. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help find the right law firms to assist in advancing your information.”
- The Corporate Whistleblower Center wants to emphasize there are high quality whistleblowers in every state including California, New York, Florida, Texas,Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Rhode Island, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia,Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Any type of insider or employee who possesses significant proof of their employer or a government contractor defrauding the federal government is encouraged to contact to Corporate Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or via their web site at http://CorporateWhistleBlowerCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the Justice Department press release from April of 2014: http://www.justice.gov/usao/can/news/2014/2014_03_12_bizlink.settled.press.html
Case Number: United States District Court Northern California Case3:12-cv-04166-WHO