The Department of Justice recently raided Gibson Guitar in Memphis and in Nashville, saying the company allegedly used a wood from endangered trees in India for their guitars.
The company was shut down.
Funny, the DOJ seems to have forgotten that First Lady Michelle Obama gave a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar to French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. It was given “as a sign of friendship,” according to the First Lady’s office on a visit to France in April 2009.
Mme Sarkozy is a former model and singer/songwriter. She seemed to enjoy the gift.
Does anyone consider that Mrs. O smuggled contraband if the DOJ is right?