In a disclosure to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Lumber Liquidators filed several documents which detailed a proposed guilty plea of one felony and four misdemeanor counts related to importation of illegal timber in violation of the U.S. Lacey Act. The plea deal must be accepted by the court [U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk). CASE #:2:15cr00126RAJLRL1]. No hearing dates have been confirmed at the time of writing, but it is expected to be confirmed imminently.
This document summarizes Lumber Liquidators’ agreements to plead guilty to one felony and four misdemeanors related to Lacey Act violations.
- Plea Agreement for United States of America v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc.
This document details the felony and misdemeanor counts, the statement of facts to which Lumber Liquidators pleads guilty, associated fines and penalties, as well as the Lacey Act Compliance Program mandated by the agreement. Fines included here amount to US $10,000,000. The statement of facts provides a detailed account of the nature and extent of the company’s illegal activities.
- Stipulation for Settlement and Joint Motion for Entry of Consent Order of Forfeiture for United States of America, v. $3,155,000.00 Res in Lieu of 2,129,242 Square Feet of Assorted Birch Hardwood Flooring and 242,717 Square Feet of Assorted Oak Hardwood Flooring
This document details the restitution of US $3.2 million in lieu of forfeiture of hardwood flooring products imported illegally into the United States in violation of the Lacey Act.
- “Criminal information.” U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk). CASE #:2:15cr00126RAJLRL1.
This document summarizes the laws violated by Lumber Liquidators, Inc., as well as the felony and four misdemeanor counts against Lumber Liquidators, Inc.