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02/02/2012
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Michigan man has been charged with criminal copyright infringement related to his operation of websites that illegally streamed live sporting event telecasts and pay-per-view events over the Internet.
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.
02/03/2012
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nearly $1.2 million of counterfeit goods, including purses, wallets, scarves and perfumes, were seized by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Wednesday from Jin Zheng. Zheng was previously arrested and indicted for trafficking in these counterfeit goods.
02/08/2012
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Lawrence De Jean was sentenced Wednesday to five years of probation, one year of home confinement, 100 hours of community service and a $3,000 fine after pleading guilty to criminal infringement of a copyright. The case was investigated by special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/09/2012
Tucson, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested two men Wednesday and seized an estimated $1 million of counterfeit luxury brand jewelry items from a pair of vendors at the Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers show.
02/15/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A business owner from Newport Coast, Calif., Mustafa Abdul Aljaff, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit integrated circuits to the U.S. military, defense contractors and others. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
02/16/2012
Chattanooga, TN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A citizen from the People's Republic of China was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Highway Patrol - Criminal Investigation Division.
02/21/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center and the World Customs Organization recently concluded Operation Global Hoax II, seizing tens of thousands of counterfeit and pirated goods at international mail facilities and express courier depots worldwide during a two-month operation that began in November 2011.
02/23/2012
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Across the country, flea markets have become notorious hot spots for selling counterfeit goods. That was the case Feb. 13, when HSI special agents identified vendors peddling counterfeit purses, shoes and jewelry items at a flea market just outside Tampa, Fla.
02/28/2012
Wichita Falls, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A local man was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly five years in federal prison, and ordered to pay $402,417 in restitution, following his June 2011 guilty plea on copyright infringement, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas.
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).
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.
03/07/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A former Korean law enforcement officer was interdicted at Los Angeles International Airport with $700,000 worth of counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills.
03/09/2012
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Jin Zheng, the co-owner and operator of the Asia Gift Shop in Tampa, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
04/09/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Collier Bennett Harper is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday morning following his arrest by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for importing more than 1,000 counterfeit Microsoft Office CD-ROMs and selling them to unsuspecting customers over the Internet.
04/10/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The U.S. ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) and the Department of Justice seized more than $896,000 in proceeds from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel as the result of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods on commercial websites.
04/17/2012
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

More than $100 million in lost revenue to American companies

04/20/2012
El Paso, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Sunday seized nearly 20,000 counterfeit items with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of nearly $900,000, at the local Fox Plaza flea market.
04/24/2012
St. Louis, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Benny Carmi and Moshe Dahan pleaded guilty Monday and were sentenced for smuggling counterfeit and misbranded pharmaceuticals into the United States, including the erectile dysfunction drug marketed in the United States as Cialis (R).
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...

04/26/2012
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two Mexican nationals made their initial appearance in federal court Wednesday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents executed a search warrant at a rural Fresno-area home, seizing more than 70,000 pirated copies of music and movies.
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."
04/27/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Leticia Nunez, a vendor in the Los Angeles fashion district who operates two booths that sell designer handbags, jewelry and other accessories, is expected to be arraigned in federal court Friday afternoon following her indictment for trafficking in counterfeit goods.
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.
05/08/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations, has joined together with the FBI and six major American movie studios to launch an updated anti-piracy warning to be displayed on new releases.

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