The True Villains Behind the Gibson Guitar Raid are Revealed

John Hayward Human Events 5/30/2014

…It was long suspected that the Gibson raid was a political hit, carried out because CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, made campaign donations to Republicans. The financial disruption to the company was considerable – a $250,000 settlement, a $50,000 payoff to environmentalist groups, over $2 million in legal fees, plus the cost […]

Out of Control: Feds Ready to Seize More Guitars at Concerts

Independent Journal Review 5/18/2012

The US’s fourth branch of government, the bureaucracy, is at it again. For some reason, the US Fish and Wildlife Service sees it necessary to use American taxpayer dollars to focus on a tariff law violation concerning wood. They are so determined to eradicate illegal wood that they are even considering […]

Gibson CEO Says Feds Told Him Problems Would ‘Go Away’ if Labor Was Outsourced to Madagascar

Jonathon M. Seidl The Blaze 9/1/2011

The tale of the Gibson guitar raid — the one focused on the legendary guitar maker’s alleged importation and use of illegal wood — has taken an odd turn. Now CEO Henry Juszkiewicz is claiming the Feds told him that some of his problems “would go away” if the […]

Armed federal agents raid Gibson Guitar again, ‘browbeat’ employees

“These guys have come at our company with the full force of the US government. They browbeat our employees—took hourly workers into a room with five armed people browbeating them without legal counsel. I’m a business guy… If I’m doing something wrong, tell me. But coming in with a SWAT team as your […]