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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.
04/24/2013
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The Orange County District Attorney's Office has filed felony charges against three local vendors identified during Operation Fashion Faux Pas, a crackdown by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on Orange County retailers suspected of dealing in counterfeit designer goods.
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.
11/16/2012
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed state search warrants this week against five local vendors and seized more than $200,000 worth of goods, capping a six month crackdown on Orange County retailers suspected of selling counterfeit merchandise called Operation Fashion Faux Pas.
03/11/2013
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Nathan Welter made his initial appearance in federal court Friday afternoon following his indictment for allegedly using Craigslist to sell a variety of counterfeit sexual dysfunction medications, which he claimed to buyers were genuine.
03/06/2013
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Larry James Allred is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to state charges stemming from a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Anaheim Police Department that revealed he illegally imported counterfeit collectible Disney pins from China and sold them over the Internet.
12/19/2019
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Operations to combat counterfeit goods ensure public safety and national security by preventing dangerous and harmful goods from entering the market, promoting the integrity of legitimate trade systems and by efficiently utilizing resources.

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.
10/10/2012
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A 37-year-old South Korean national who formerly lived in Everett, Sang Jin Kim, was sentenced Friday to 40 months in federal prison for two counts of criminal copyright infringement following an intellectual property rights probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/04/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A 25-year-old man who allegedly sold counterfeit vehicle air bags on the Internet was arrested Tuesday after being indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of trafficking counterfeit goods.
11/30/2011
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two western Washington men who operate websites that allegedly sell pirated copies of movies, television shows and software have been charged with copyright infringement in a two-count federal complaint stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/19/2012
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Sang Jin Kim pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of criminal copyright infringement following an intellectual property rights probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/19/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Michael Little admitted to buying various pieces of generic glasswork and artwork over the Internet, then falsely claimed to buyers on eBay that they were authentic works by famed Northwest artist Dale Chihuly. Court records say Little grossed at least $40,000 through his scam that ran between 2011 and April 2013.
07/10/2014
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ConnectZone.com, LLC, of Lynnwood, was sentenced to five years' organizational probation. Its owner, Daniel Oberholtzer, will serve 37 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones also ordered the forfeiture the proceeds from the counterfeit sales amounting to nearly $717,000.
04/25/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Michael Little was arrested Thursday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods for allegedly advertising and selling via Internet postings artwork attributed to renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
01/17/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Lynnwood electronics company, a China-based manufacturer and four individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, following a probe by the Seattle-Tacoma Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), including ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
09/30/2014
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Abdul Masood Qayumi, 25, of Surrey, B.C., and his brother Abdul Masih Qayumi, 26, marketed and sold more than $33,000 worth of counterfeit Honda, BMW and Toyota airbags on eBay for about one year, according to court records. HSI special agents began their investigation after American Honda Motor Corporation alerted investigators of the brothers' online sales scheme.
11/21/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Little admitted to buying pieces of generic glasswork and artwork over the Internet, then offering them for sale on eBay, falsely claiming they were authentic Chihuly works.
08/04/2016
South Bend, IN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The counterfeit merchandise seized included shoes, hats, purses, various clothing items and other luxury accessories.  These items were found to be imitations of name-brand merchandise, such as: Nike Air Jordan, Michael Kors, Timberland, North Face, Polo, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

12/08/2017
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Aleksey Illyuk, 28, of Ozark, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of mail fraud and one count of smuggling goods into the United States.

07/15/2013
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
GuildMaster, Inc., of Springfield, Mo., pleaded guilty to the felony offense of trafficking in goods with counterfeit marks. Thousands of lamps imported by GuildMaster from China bore counterfeit Underwriters Laboratories (UL) labels.
12/06/2017
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Tonya Virtue, 33, of Mountain Grove, Missouri, waived her right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of smuggling goods into the United States.

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.
01/19/2017
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Sherrie Householder, 59, of Nixa, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips to two years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Householder to pay $8,866,069 in restitution. Wang “Frank” Luo, a Chinese citizen, owned Flash Tech, while Householder managed the company’s activities in the United States.

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.

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