This is the final story in a four-part series about how Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz and foreign timber companies have turned illegal logging into the Tea Party's cause célèbre. Read part 1, part 2, and part 3. Faced with accusations that his company had illegally imported wood from Asia, Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz launched a media campaign bashing the federal government's action and criticizing aspects of the law he had allegedly broken -- the Lacey Act, which bans the import of illegally logged forest products. "We've been severely harassed by the Department of Justice (DOJ), no charges have been filed, …
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Glenn Hurowitz is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.