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11/14/2013
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Texas honey broker was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for illegally brokering the sale of hundreds of container loads of Chinese-origin honey, which was misrepresented as originating from India or Malaysia, to avoid anti-dumping duties when it entered the United States.
11/07/2013
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two sales representatives for Gallant Pharma International, Inc., pleaded guilty Thursday to selling misbranded and non-FDA-approved intravenous chemotherapy drugs and injectable cosmetic drugs and devices.
11/06/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Fake auto parts, including counterfeit brake pads, tires, suspension components, steering linkages and other accessories, are also universally being distributed and sold to consumers in greater volumes, officials warned.
11/01/2013
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The defendants - Ali Chahine, 43, Imad Elcheikhali, 48, Wassim Faisal, aka Michael Saissan, 44, Haissam Saleh, 28, Mehdi Saleh, 37, and Kassem Tohme, 40 - are charged with trademark counterfeiting and conspiracy.
10/29/2013
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Charles Daniel Stephens pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to criminal copyright infringement, admitting he sold pirated computer software online.
10/29/2013
Wichita, KS
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Glenda Sue Morgan pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
10/28/2013
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A southwestern Missouri man, Matthew Cerullo, pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to multiple charges related to a scheme to sell thousands of counterfeit DVDs via the Internet.
10/24/2013
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Boi Quoc Vo, 30, of Anaheim, pleaded guilty to a criminal information charging him with one count of trafficking in counterfeit documentation.
10/23/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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With Halloween rapidly approaching, federal officials are warning the public about the dangers associated with counterfeit decorative contact lenses. Decorative and colored lenses are becoming increasingly popular, especially around this time of year.
09/30/2013
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A California woman was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for illegally transporting hundreds of container loads of Chinese-origin honey through the Chicago area after it unlawfully entered the country.
09/24/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Mohammad Jamal Rashid, 45, a U.S. permanent resident, was indicted Sept. 12. The sealed indictment was unsealed Sept. 24 after his arrest by HSI special agents.
09/20/2013
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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According to court documents, Davis Norman III, 36, of New Orleans, duplicated and sold copyrighted motion pictures and music using a home DVD/CD burner. Norman then sold illegal copies for $10 from his car in a parking lot located along North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.
09/18/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
HSI special agents arrested and charged Brett Strothers, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, and his brother, Evan Strothers, 28, of Mays Landing, with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods.
09/12/2013
San Diego, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Martin Paul Bean, III, 63, of Boca Raton, Fla., was ordered to serve 24 months in federal custody after pleading guilty in February to conspiracy to commit a number of federal offenses, including wire fraud, mail fraud, selling unapproved drugs, selling misbranded drugs and importing merchandise contrary to law.
09/09/2013
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jose Eduardo Jeronimo was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for selling counterfeit video and music DVDs and CDs, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/06/2013
Wetumpka, AL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with Alabama state police and the Elmore County Sheriff's Department seized approximately 60,000 counterfeit items from an Alabama flea market Saturday worth a total manufacturer's suggested retail price of more than $2.04 million.
09/06/2013
Midland, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Raja Zafar Iqbal, 41, and his brother, Javed Iqbal Raja, 50, both naturalized U.S. citizens from Pakistan, and Muhammad Asif Raza, 33, a citizen and national of Pakistan, are charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods or services.
08/30/2013
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
GuildMaster Inc., based in Springfield, Mo., and represented in court by its company president, Stephen Crowder, must forfeit 5,585 lamps that were seized by CBP, valued at $1,831,918, and serve a five-year term of probation.
08/27/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Kil Jun Lee was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for smuggling nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills that were discovered in a golf bag and other luggage when he entered the United States at Los Angeles International Airport last year.
08/26/2013
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted 23 retailers of counterfeit and pirated goods at the Arecibo flea market.
08/21/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Restitution will be paid to 20 car manufacturers whose trademarks Xian violated. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 22.
08/16/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
This corporation was actually a front company established by law enforcement to act as an importer.
08/08/2013
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Seven arrests have been made in a coordinated operation spanning several states, related to the unsealing of a 17-count indictment and criminal complaint involving Gallant Pharma Itnl Inc., an allegedly unlicensed company that is accused of distributing misbranded prescription drugs from its HQ in Crystal City and an office in Springfield.
08/06/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The 11-count indictment, was unsealed Aug. 6 upon the arrest of Jamal Khattab, 49, of Katy, and Fayez Al-Jabri, 45, of Chicago, Ill. Khattab will appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Johnson in Houston Wednesday.
07/21/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Shem Michahdavid Weissman, aka Brody Gold, 24, pleaded guilty in February to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

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