LOL - nice case
In it's own way, the conservative reporting on these cases has been as inaccurate and as designed to point to only one side as the media's reporting in the Zimmerman/Martin case.
The government brought civil forfeiture actions with respect to each seizuer. The first: U.S. v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms, Case No. 3:10-cv-00747 (U.S. Dist. Ct., Mid. Dist. Tenn.). The second. U.S. v. 25 Bundles of Indian Ebony Wood, Case No. 3:11-cv-00913 (U.S. Dist. Ct., Mid. Dist. Tenn.)
It's not even clear in the second case that the wood belongs to Gibson. It was imported by Luthier Mercantile International, the import paperwork didn't name Gibson as the ultimate consignee or importer, LMI is the party that changed the Hamonized Schedule Code on the wood after it was exported from India, LMI is the party that put the inaccurate description of the wood on the shipping cartons, Theodor Nagel Gmbh (an affiliate of LMI) was shown as the ultimate consignee on the paperwork for shipment to the Red Arrow warehouse in Nashville, Gibson never paid for the wood, and Luthier Mercantile filed a claim for the wood in the civil forfeiture action as well as Gibson.
And you'll note that after all of the screaming in the media (and by Gibson) about "East Indian Rosewood", there's no East Indian Rosewood involved in the forfeiture from the second raid.
This is sort of like being caught as an underage kid with a beer by a cop and being forced to pour it out - then screaming "I didn't do anything wrong! I only had to pour the beer out! They never arrested me! See! I clearly didn't engage in underaged drinking, because I only had to pour the beer out for underaged drinking, and they never arrested me for underaged drinking!"