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Garment Wholesaler Pays $1M in Customs Duties Fraud Whistleblower Case

Rivet’s 2021 winter issue has dropped! This in-depth issue examines the steps the global denim industry is taking to minimize its impact on the environment, from implementing zero waste production and design processes to establishing greenhouse gas emissions goals aligned with the Paris Agreement.

A recent Customs duties fraud case has earned a whistleblower a six-figure reward. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan approved a $170,000 settlement for Xing Wei, the family member of an employee who worked for Yingshun Garments, Inc., which imports apparel from China. Wei is said to have helped the U.S. Attorney’s Office…

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