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08/22/2017
Norfolk, VA
National Security
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The center will focus on identifying intellectual property rights violations, public health and safety threats, and compliance with import and export laws. It will work with a variety of federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation to enforce these laws. The Virginia TECC is the 12th in the country.

06/22/2012
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to willfully reproduce and distribute tens of thousands of infringing copies of copyrighted works without permission, including infringing copies of movies before they were commercially released on DVD.
11/02/2012
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Lambert and Lovelady each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.
11/17/2015
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Rocky P. Ouprasith, 23, was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $45,288.62, and forfeit $50,851.05. He is the first cyberlocker operator in the U.S. to receive a criminal copyright infringement sentence.
08/29/2012
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Portsmouth, Va., man pleaded guilty today to conspiring to willfully reproduce and distribute tens of thousands of infringing copies of copyrighted works without permission, including infringing copies of movies before they were commercially released on DVD.
05/10/2012
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A California man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to willfully reproduce and distribute tens of thousands of infringing copies of copyrighted works without permission, including infringing copies of movies before they were commercially released on DVD.

06/07/2012
Oklahoma City, OK
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), officers from Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), and representatives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) seized counterfeit NBA merchandise, especially related to the Oklahoma Thunder basketball team, from four local stores Wednesday.
03/01/2012
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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More than 2,500 counterfeit items valued at more than $69,000 were confiscated as the result of a joint operation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando.
02/04/2020
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI Orlando special agents also worked with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation organized crime section on human trafficking enforcement activities and outreach, as part of January’s Human Trafficking Awareness Month.

02/20/2013
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Dale Anthony Borders, 38, used his company, 5A Novelty, to import pirated DVDs bearing Disney, Zumba and Beachbody trademarks into the United States.
08/16/2012
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
This investigation was initiated after HSI Houston conducted an undercover operation where special agents made several purchases of counterfeit Cialis from companies outside the United States
10/11/2012
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Three Florida men were charged in three separate indictments for trafficking in counterfeit goods. They face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. The cases were investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/26/2012
Peoria, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
"Jannette Grant and Kimberly Nein have pleaded guilty of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. The two women conducted business as ""The Purse Lady"" and sold more than $1 million in fake brand name purses, wallets, sunglasses with a MSRP of more than $1.6 million."
08/14/2012
Peoria, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
"Two women who did business as ""The Purse Lady"" were sentenced in federal court Monday for conspiring to traffic counterfeit merchandise in the Rockford, Ill., area. The sentences resulted from a joint investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bloomington Police Department, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. "
10/03/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The seized products included purses, handbags, wearing apparel, wallets, sunglasses, scarves, labels, jewelry, watches and handbag locks for multiple registered trademark holders.
06/08/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Randy Hucks was indicted for trafficking in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, including Cialis and Viagra tablets. He was conducting business under the name Fashionista Emporium, selling pharmaceuticals from China. The case is being investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Food and Drug Administration.
05/08/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Lynn Lavigne was sentenced in federal court Tuesday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit M-A-C cosmetics and accessory items after an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.The investigation began in August 2010 after local police received a safety complaint about cosmetics Lavigne was selling at a local flea market.
05/14/2014
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Brian Bethman, 38, of Lafayette Hill, is charged with smuggling in more than 6,000 audiovisual copies of movies and television shows that were protected by copyright between April 2010 and April 2011.
09/12/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to trafficking in counterfeit professional sports apparel and accessory items.
06/30/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Stephen Voudouris, Sr., 59, from Newtown Square, Yung Chung, 31, from West Chester, and Jaimmy Chun, 30, from Philadelphia are charged with conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods and wire fraud. Voudouris, Sr. is also charged with smuggling counterfeit goods into the United States.
01/03/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
To coincide with the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held in Philadelphia yesterday, officials enforced counterfeiting laws by seizing fake sports merchandise from international mail facilities and local street vendors.
02/20/2013
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Randy Hucks, 52, of Philadelphia, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 33 months in prison.

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