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Former Executives of Boot Manufacturer Sentenced Over False “Made in USA” Claims

Five former executives of a once-leading manufacturer of combat boots for the U.S. military have been sentenced on federal fraud and smuggling charges for making false claims about the footwear’s provenance, the Kingsport Times-News reported last week.  From December 2008 to August 2012, CEO Vincent Lee Ferguson and the management team at Wellco Enterprises sold $8 million…

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