In a 2011 raid on Gibson facilities in Memphis and Nashville, heavily armed SWAT teams seized up to $3 million worth of wood the Justice Departmentclaimed
had been imported illegally from India. It was the second time the
company had been targeted in two years, and it started a criminal case
that wasn’t resolved until July, 2012, when the government dropped all
charges against Gibson and the company agreed to pay a $300,000 penalty
and contribute $50,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.