Authorities said the counterfeit Nike shoes would have been worth about $2.2 million if they were authentic.
The lawsuit alleges pregnant women are unfairly disadvantaged as casual workers trying to earn their way to union membership and a full-time job.
The Port of Long Beach has received a $4.78 million federal government grant to enhance safety at the busy facility, it was announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors contend the company disguised the aluminum as pallets, which are not subject to tariffs, and shipped it to the U.S. through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
He also admitted to cheating on his taxes and lying about his contacts and interests in China so he could get a security clearance.