An overlooked area is customs fraud. There have been relatively few DOJ cases in this area because few have stepped forward to report the fraud. Perhaps you didn't know what types of fraud to look for or that it could be reported to DOJ under the whistleblower program.
A company commits customs fraud by submitting a false statement to reduce the amount of payment owed to the government on imports. The two most common ways are:
- misclassifying or undervaluing products subject to import duties, and
- misstating the country of origin in order to avoid anti dumping duties