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Lumber Liquidators sentenced to pay $10 million for illegal lumber

Lumber Liquidators sentenced to pay $10 million for illegal lumber

Toano-based Lumber Liquidators was sentenced to pay $10 million for using illegally harvested and imported lumber in its floor covering products on Monday.

The wood in some Lumber Liquidators products came from Russia and Myanmar. Logging in Eastern Russia is illegal because it threatens the habitat of Siberian tigers, according to the Department of Justice.

The sentencing comes three months after the company accepted a plea agreement in which it plead guilty to five federal charges, including a felony, on Oct. 22, 2015.

"Lumber Liquidators profited from the destruction of old growth forest and the disappearance of the few remaining Siberian tigers...

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