Executive receives prison sentence for importing banned products

A U.S. District Court has sentenced an import company executive to 22 months in a federal prison for smuggling banned children’s products that contained lead and small parts into the U.S.

The executive, Hung Lam, president of LM Import-Export, Inc. of Miami, FL also received a sentence of three years of supervised release following his incarceration and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine in connection with the conviction. In addition, the Court issued a forfeiture order of $862,500 against Lam and his co-defendant Isabella Kit Yeung.

According to a press release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, Lam and his company conspired to sell and distributed hazardous children’s products incorporating lead and small parts imported from China from about April 2000 through May 2011. Such products are banned under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Act and the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Lam allegedly succeeded in bringing these banned products into the U.S. by making false statements on custom declaration forms.

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