◼ Gibson Guitar Case Drags On - FOX News
"It was seven months ago that federal agents with guns drawn raided the Gibson guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis. A half million dollars worth of Indian rosewood and ebony was seized under the premise that it had been imported illegally. The feds also took a number of guitars and computer hard drives. The factory was shut down for the day and employees told to go home.
Yet after all this time, the Department of Justice has shown no sign that it will file criminal charges against Gibson. What’s more – it has been almost 3 years since federal agents first raided Gibson (November 2009), seizing a quantity of wood from Madagascar. No decision on criminal charges in that case either.
Meantime, the DOJ has blocked a civil court case in which Gibson was appealing to get its wood back while the criminal investigation proceeds. Or doesn’t."
Apparently, the DOJ is so busy blocking challenges to it's authority and prosecuting their political enemies that they can't find the time to do their damn job and rule on this case. Meanwhile, another American business is left struggling with governmental overreach. After having their property seized and impounded, they're faced with trying to manufacture their products with inferior materials, and hoping to avoid losing their customer base to their competitors. And, all because someone THINKS Gibson has broken some obscure environmental law, but can't really seem to prove it. This case smacks of political or ideological persecution, given the fact that the woods being imported aren't even endangered.
Read the entire story ... it's enough to make you sick.