Customs Broker in Southern California Indicted for Defrauding Japanese Company and Tax Evasion

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Thursday, February 17, 2022
Bruce Zagaris

On February 10, 2022, the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California announced the arrest of a customs broker on a federal grand jury indictment charging him with evading the payment of $1.5 million in taxes and participating in a $4.4 million wire fraud scheme, overcharging a Japanese variety store client on customs duties.[1]

[1]    U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, Customs Broker Arrested on Federal Indictment Alleging Tax Evasion and Scheme to Defraud Japanese Retail Chain Out of $3.4 million, Press Rel., Feb. 10, 2022.