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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.
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.
06/06/2013
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Naveed Sheikh was sentenced to 87 months in prison for conspiring to and infringing copyrights by illegally reproducing and distributing more than 1,000 copyrighted commercial software programs with a total value of more than $4 million.
05/03/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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On Sunday, April 22, HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant at the Patapsco Flea Market at 1400 W. Patapsco Avenue in Baltimore as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.
02/02/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Naveed Sheikh Tuesday on charges of illegally reproducing and distributing more than 100 copyrighted commercial software programs. Sheikh, who had fled to Pakistan, was arrested by HSI at Dulles International Airport attempting to enter the United States.
02/28/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A federal grand jury has indicted Bodog Entertainment Group S.A., d/b/a/ Bodog.com, its owner and three operators for conducting an illegal sports gambling business and conspiring to commit money laundering, following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/19/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Naveed Sheikh, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to and infringing copyrights by illegally reproducing and distributing more than 1,000 copyrighted commercial software programs, with a total value of more than $4 million.
04/26/2013
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

April 26 is the 13th Annual World Intellectual Property Day, designated to increase public awareness about the role of intellectual property rights in promoting innovation and creativity.

05/31/2013
Baton Rouge, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI seized 3,082 counterfeit items worth more than $1 million from a Baton Rouge business Thursday. The seized items included counterfeit designer clothing and electronics.
06/03/2013
Baton Rouge, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized an additional $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods Friday from a shipment destined for a Baton Rouge store where HSI seized $1 million of counterfeit goods the day before.
02/27/2013
Birmingham, AL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized 57 counterfeit tickets and approximately $7,000 in counterfeit U.S. currency following an Alabama Department of Public Safety traffic stop Jan. 31 in Sumter County.
05/30/2012
Birmingham, AL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly 1,400 counterfeit items with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $400,000 at two Birmingham, Ala., stores May 23.
12/10/2012
Birmingham, AL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The seized items include counterfeit designer clothing and sportswear, and pirated CDs/DVDs.
09/03/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Zexiong Chen, 28, and Haotian Chen, 26, who are unrelated, were charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. It is alleged that in February 2013, the defendants incorporated Max Wireless Group, Inc. as a vehicle for importing and reselling cellphone cases, many of which were counterfeit.
02/18/2016
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Ernesto Leyva, 27, of Lincoln, Nebraska, formerly of Miami, Florida, was sentenced to 15 months in prison on one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and transport stolen goods.
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).
01/13/2016
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Micky Punjabi, 36, and his brother Hitesh Punjabi, 33, both of Peabody, Massachusetts, were charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, specifically iPhone components that bore Apple trademarks but were not genuine Apple products.
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.

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.
11/07/2018
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI special agents seized more than 3,000 items of counterfeit MLB apparel and merchandise being offered for sale by vendors in and around Fenway Park, throughout the Boston area, and along the post-series victory parade route in Boston. Merchandise included  baseball hats, knit caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pennants. Had the goods been genuine, they would have retailed domestically for more than $87,000 dollars.

04/01/2016
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Ricky Lugo, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to a year and a day in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $104,239. In Oct 2015, he was charged with four counts of trafficking in counterfeit versions of erectile dysfunction medications, including Pfizer Inc.’s Viagra, Eli Lilly’s Cialis, and Bayer’s Levitra.
12/11/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Zexiong Chen, 28, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $6,000 and ordered to pay $4,820 restitution. Haotian Chen, 26, was sentenced to time served which was one day in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $4,000 and ordered to pay $4,829 restitution.
01/25/2017
Brighton, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

David Brian Henrichsen, 51, a former police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pleaded guilty to one count of computer crime to commit theft, and was fined $7,500 by Adams County District Judge Ted Tow for his role in the criminal enterprise.

09/28/2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Leaders from law-enforcement agencies around the world attended the Interpol-led global meeting to discuss negative impacts of counterfeiting, emerging trends in IP theft and best practices to enforce trademark and copyright regulations.
10/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two upstate women were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. The charge carries a maximum 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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