Simply Trade [Crimes]: True Crime Meets Trade, Unraveling a Real Trade Deception Story with Jennifer Horvath
In this intriguing episode of the Simply Trade podcast, a real-life trade horror story unfolds that's sure to keep you riveted. Hosts Lalo and Andy celebrate their podcast's first anniversary by introducing a fresh format, tackling intriguing court cases and frauds. In this episode, they are joined by special guest Jennifer Horvath, a gifted customs and trade attorney from the law firm, Braumiller Law Group, to dissect an ongoing 'true crime' in the world of trade.
This episode centers around a fascinating case: U.S. v. Greenlight Organics. Key discussion points include:
Origin of the case: It started unusually when a competitor sent a detailed letter to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) alleging fraud against Greenlight Organics. The accusation was that Greenlight was importing fabric under false classifications, resulting in lower duties.
Potential implications: The accused, Greenlight Organics, if proven guilty, will not only owe the correct duties but may also face penalties under the DOJ Department of Justice False Claims Act.
The role of rivals and available public data: The details that led to this accusation were not obtained through covert means, but from publicly available tour data, demonstrating the significance of transparency in trade practices.
One of the key takeaways is emphasized by Jennifer: "...company executives and just persons at a company [need] to be aware of you know indicators of fraud or if they are aware of it you know happening in their company by other people...address any errors that they do come up. And that's all the customers want in the end."
This episode teases out the intricate details of a trade fraud case in a gripping narrative, shedding light on the importance of authenticity and the consequences of deceptive practices. Listening to it will offer executives, owners, and service providers valuable insights on potential pitfalls to avoid in their operations.
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