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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.

01/13/2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
03/08/2018
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Marco DeCamillo, 41, of Reading, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for mail fraud stemming from the sales of misbranded body armor and order to pay $124,000 in restitution.

06/28/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Naveed Sheikh, 30, was charged in a four count superseding indictment alleging that from February 2004 to June 2008, Sheikh conspired to infringe copyrights. If convicted, Sheikh faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the conspiracy and for each of three counts of copyright infringement. Sheikh is detained. No court appearance has been scheduled.

04/25/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted five individuals related to a conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). From October 2011 through April 2012, the defendants operated in and around Baltimore, including at the Patapsco Flea Market, selling counterfeit purses, handbags...

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.
06/20/2011
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
In Sept. 2010, law enforcement executed search warrants and seized 3,600 counterfeit items worth over $400,000 from three stores owned by Marvin Anthony Johnson, 47, of Baltimore.
01/03/2013
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Liang Lin, 34, a resident of Delaware, who owned and operated two shops on the boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., pleaded guilty today to trafficking in counterfeit goods.

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.
01/13/2011
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A federal grand jury indicted Naveed Sheikh, 30, of Baltimore, late yesterday afternoon for illegally reproducing and distributing over 100 copyrighted commercial software programs.
01/21/2016
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The seized items were packaged to appear genuine and were sold at the same price point as legitimate goods. According to experts, such high quality counterfeit items suggest they were likely made using commercial grade equipment. Experts from the RIAA accompanied HSI special agents as on-scene subject matter experts.
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.
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.

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