Gibson pays the piper for illegal timber

9 August 2012

The US government has settled its legal case against the Gibson Guitar company over use of illegal timber from Madagascar in its instruments. Nashville-based Gibson, whose products are used by artists in every genre of music, will pay a US$ 300,000 ($ 284,000) fine and a US$ 50,000 ($ 47,000) community payment. Source: BBC News

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