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04/17/2014
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Hao Yang, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz, who also entered an order that Yang forfeit five bank accounts worth more than $59,000, a 2010 Acura purchased with proceeds of the crime, and counterfeit computer software, DVDs, sports jerseys and other items valued at approximately $280,720.
03/24/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The number of IPR seizures increased nearly 7 percent from 22,848 in FY 2012 to 24,361 in FY 2013.
03/24/2014
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Ning Guo, a member of a massive, international conspiracy responsible for importing counterfeit goods from China worth a retail value of $300 million, was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison.
03/13/2014
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
As Detroit Tigers fans prepare for the March 31 home opener, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) warned the public Thursday to beware of counterfeit merchandise and tickets.
03/07/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Josue Rivera, 38, pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit and unauthorized goods. As part of his plea agreement, Rivera paid $29,000 in restitution and forfeited two bank accounts worth approximately $79,000.

03/07/2014
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Talib Khan, 43, of Montreal, Quebec, and Barbados, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and sale of misbranded drugs. Between August 2009 and August 2013, Gallant Pharma smuggled and sold more than $12.4 million in non-FDA-approved chemotherapy drugs and injectable cosmetic drugs and devices, generating profits of $3.4 million.
03/06/2014
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Emilio Perez-Solis, 39, of Oakland, and Hernan Cortes, 53, of Tulare, are named in a four-count indictment handed down Thursday charging them with criminal copyright infringement for private financial gain, criminal copyright infringement, trafficking in counterfeit labels, documentation and packaging, and conspiracy.
02/21/2014
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Sheldon Kennedy, 26, was arrested this week in Miami for his role in selling illegal drugs, false identifications, counterfeit currency, guns and other contraband over the Internet. In September 2011, HSI Baltimore special agents initiated an investigation into the Silk Road website.
02/13/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The operation, which began in June, netted 397,140 items including fake jerseys, ball caps, T-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs. The items had a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $37.8 million – more than the previous six Super Bowl enforcement efforts combined.
02/13/2014
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The owner of a Bridgeview vehicle diagnostic center has been charged with felony counterfeit trademarks after at least two dozen counterfeit airbags were found at his business.
02/11/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
David Nailen pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking in counterfeit Viagra Tuesday, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/11/2014
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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With basketball fans across the country heading to New Orleans this week for NBA All-Star 2014 Sunday at New Orleans Arena, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is working with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to caution unsuspecting fans against counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized and poorly made knock-off merchandise.

02/04/2014
Cincinnati, OH
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are among the counterfeit merchandise and clothing confiscated by teams of special agents and officers from ICE's HSI, CBP, USPIS and state and local police departments around the country - all in partnership with the NFL and other major sports leagues.
01/30/2014
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Federal officials teamed with the National Football League (NFL) Thursday to announce the record-breaking results of a nationwide law enforcement effort aimed at combatting counterfeit sports merchandise.
01/29/2014
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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John C. Gaglione Jr., 49, must also pay a monetary judgment of $365,265, the proceeds of his criminal conduct, and $180,000 in restitution.
01/27/2014
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Pennsylvania man, Hao Yang, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, including counterfeit military items.
01/23/2014
Midland, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two brothers, who operate six kiosks at a local mall, pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
01/10/2014
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Mohammad Jamal Rashid, 45, a U.S. permanent resident originally from Pakistan and residing in Houston, admitted he conspired to illegally import counterfeit and misbranded Viagra and Cialis pharmaceutical drugs to his home under a false name and with a false declaration waybill.
01/09/2014
Nashville, TN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department seized thousands of counterfeit items worth a total manufacturer's suggested retail price of more than $1.8 million from Legends Clothing Store on Bell Road Tuesday.
01/06/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Josue Rivera operated a retail merchandise business called Main Source, located in Springfield. Between April 11 and June 2012, Rivera stocked and sold counterfeit merchandise, including clothing, footwear and accessories.
01/02/2014
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized $723,377 in fake sports merchandise after a three-month enforcement initiative targeting counterfeit National Hockey League gear and other sportswear leading up to the 2014 NHL Winter Classic events.
12/17/2013
El Paso, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Within the past two months, special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have locally seized almost 9,000 items of counterfeit merchandise valued at nearly $3.5 million during 'Operation Holiday Hoax.'
12/13/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
According to court documents, from November 2009 through February 2012, the defendants ran one of the largest counterfeit goods smuggling and distribution conspiracies ever charged by the U.S. Department of Justice.
12/02/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The 706 domain names seized were set up to dupe consumers into unknowingly buying counterfeit goods as part of the holiday shopping season. The operations were coordinated by the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) in Washington, D.C.
11/26/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Federal agencies will be conducting increased operations during the holiday season targeting the importation and distribution of counterfeit and pirated products.

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