Agents from the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Justice executed the search warrant at the company’s headquarters and plant near Williamsburg, said Brandon Montgomery, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security.
The reason for the raid? Suspicion of using Mongolian Wood. Mongolian wood, apparently, is an imminent threat to Homeland Security.
(Photo by ALEXA WELCH EDLUND, Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Two years ago, Federal agents raided Republican-owned Gibson Guitars on another wood-related charge: They might have used wood from India that wasn’t finished by Indian workers. Rather than go through an expensive and protracted legal suit, Gibson settled with the government and paid $300,000 plus $50,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
No one believed Lois Lerner and the IRS were targeting Tea Party organizations until they admitted it to Congress. How many more Republican-supporting businesses will be raided before Congress steps in?