A news release from US DoJ on 3 September advised that Global Plywood and Lumber Trading LLC had pleaded guilty to violating the Lacey Act, admitting that it had failed to exercise due care when it imported illegally-sourced timber from the Peruvian Amazon into the US. The court sentenced Global Plywood to pay $200,000 in restitution to the Ministry of Environment of Peru and a $5,000 fine. The investigation revealed that approximately 92% of the wood that Global Plywood imported had been unlawfully harvested or transported.
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