Lumber Liquidators Faces Federal Charges Of Selling Illegally Sourced Wood

lumberliquThings are not going particularly well at Lumber Liquidators right now. Not only is the company facing more than 100 customer lawsuits and a federal consumer safety investigation over flooring it sold that may be releasing dangerous levels of formaldehyde, but the company is also facing criminal charges for selling wood that suppliers may have harvested illegally.

The company is being charged under the Lacey Act, a conservation law that’s meant to protect animals and plants that aren’t supposed to be harvested and local ecosystems from each other. Part of the law bans wood products that have been harvested or imported illegally, and that’s what Lumber Liquidators has been charged with.

US seeks criminal charges against Lumber Liquidators [Chicago Tribune]

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