Texas business owner pleads guilty to making false “Made in the USA” claims about products

Dec. 2, 2022
Suhaib Allababidi, the owner and president of 2M Solutions Inc., has plead guilty to lying to the federal government about where his company’s products were manufactured.

Suhaib Allababidi, the owner and president of 2M Solutions Inc., has plead guilty to lying to the federal government about where his company’s products were manufactured. Allababidi pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States while his company pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of filing false or misleading export information.

According to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Chad E. Meacham, Allababidi claimed that 2M Solutions was “a USA Manufacturing Company” to secure contracts with U.S. government agencies.  2M regularly purchased products from China, removed labels indicating the true country of origin, and replaced them with labels indicating they were manufactured in 2M’s facility.  2M’s packaging included logos like the American flag in the shape of a map of the U.S. and the words “Made in the USA.”

“The federal government takes pride in purchasing products made in the United States,” said U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham. “This defendant’s lies undermined the Buy America Act and with it, American manufacturing.”