(Not) made in the USA: Defense contractor sold U.S. military ‘American’ goods that were made in China https://www.marketwatch.com/story/not-made-in-the-usa-defense-contractor-sentenced-for-selling-u-s-military-millions-in-goods-made-in-china-but-labelled-as-american-11629408793?siteid=yhoof2
A Virginia-based defense contractor has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for selling more than $7 million in goods to the U.S. military that were labeled as having been made in the USA but were actually manufactured in China, the Department of Justice said.
Beyung S. Kim, 62, of Newport News, Va., the owner of Iris Kim Inc., admitted that he had imported items from China for years but then cut off their Made in China tags and replaced them with labels that said Made in the USA before selling the items to various branches of the military.
Kim’s company provided goods ranging from swimsuits for cadets at West Point and promotional T-shirts for the Army’s stunt parachute team, the Golden Knights, to water bottles emblazoned with the logo for the Marine Corps. The company also procured T-shirts for the National Guards of Indiana, North Dakota and Arkansas as well as spools of concertina wire and wire ropes for the Coast Guard.