I don't know if anyone here saw this story:
The Gibson Guitar factories and offices were raided by armed Federal agents this past week in Nashville and Memphis.
The case involved an alleged violation of the Lacey act, which regulates the importation of any plant of animal material. Supposedly, Gibson possessed some wood that was in violation of an Indian law.
Among other things, the mere possession of prohibited material can justify the seizure and forfeiture of the material, even if it is only a small part of a larger item. (A guitar may contain, for example, a rosewood neck.) The "offender risks fines, and in large enough quantity it may result in a felony.
The Beginning Woodworker blog has more on this story.