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April 12, 2019

Posted  April 12, 2019

A network security company based in California has agreed to pay $545,000 for misrepresenting its products’ compliance with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), which prohibits federal agencies from acquiring products made in certain countries. According to a suit by whistleblower Yuxin “Jay” Fang, an employee of Fortinet had directed others to tamper country of origin labels to make it look as if products made in China were from the United States. The products were eventually sold to government entities—including the Department of Defense—creating a security risk for those entities. USAO NDCA

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