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Gibson Update

Postby (RIC_FACTORY) » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:35 pm

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Re: Gibson Update

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Re: Gibson Update

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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (chrisdski) » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:19 pm

So what will happen to the wood? I see Gibson lost their rights to it- does the gov't now auction it off? I would hope it would be used and not destroyed.
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (cjj) » Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:23 pm

Fuel for the annual BBQ of all of the confiscated illegal animals...
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (weemac) » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:11 pm

GIbson seem to be doing the right thing now, it's just a shame that they had to be jumped on hard to make that happen...

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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (RIC_FACTORY) » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:57 pm

Apparently a Gibson employee went to Madagascar in 2008 and was told that the ebony was illegal to export. He relayed that information to his superiors, who did nothing. Oh wait, actually they did do something... They kept placing orders with their ebony supplier, a German company that imported ebony from Madagascar to ship over to Gibson.

http://www.corporatecrimereporter.com/n ... n08062012/

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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (electrofaro) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:52 am

Legal or illegal says nothing about the actual impact the deforestation has on the local environment...

cjj wrote:Fuel for the annual BBQ of all of the confiscated illegal animals... :twisted: :wink: :lol:

Hey, you stole my joke :mrgreen:

Gibson's official press release on the topic:

http://www2.gibson.com/News-Lifestyle/Features/en-us/Gibson-Comments-on-Department-of-Justice-Settlemen.aspx

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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (cjj) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:31 am

Wildberry wrote:Legal or illegal says nothing about the actual impact the deforestation has on the local environment...

cjj wrote:Fuel for the annual BBQ of all of the confiscated illegal animals... :twisted: :wink: :lol:

Hey, you stole my joke :mrgreen:


Yeah, good jokes need to be shared...
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (ken_j) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:33 pm

chrisdski wrote:So what will happen to the wood? I see Gibson lost their rights to it- does the gov't now auction it off? I would hope it would be used and not destroyed.

According to Henry Juszkiewicz's statement they get back some of it.
...An important part of the settlement is that we are getting back the materials seized in a second armed raid on our factories...
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (jps) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:02 pm

chrisdski wrote:So what will happen to the wood? I see Gibson lost their rights to it- does the gov't now auction it off? I would hope it would be used and not destroyed.

Given that it was illegal to buy, that is a very good question. Does the USG send it back to Madagascar or does it end up with some furniture makers in N. Carolina? :?
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (cjj) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:40 pm

I wouldn't be at all surprised if it ends up in a government auction, just like a lot of "seized" items...
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (jps) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:43 pm

cjj wrote:I wouldn't be at all surprised if it ends up in a government auction, just like a lot of "seized" items...

So then, the USG sells illegal to buy product, eh? :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (cjj) » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:51 pm

Weird, huh?
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Re: Gibson Update

Postby (david/wales/u.k) » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:52 am

The report says that agents who went into the factory had to wear bullet proof vests.....That must be a dangerous place to work in :shock:
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