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10/22/2012
Charlotte, NC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Igor Borodin pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. district court in Charlotte to trafficking in counterfeit airbags, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).
10/23/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Despite being warned about the counterfeit Dolby trademarks, Chen and the employee re-stocked their shelves and continued to sell the same DVDs with the same counterfeit Dolby trademarks.
10/24/2012
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized 795 counterfeit items in New Orleans Tuesday with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,630.
10/29/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations, ICE's HSI, and CBP are working together to seize illegal and harmful versions of correctable vision lenses and decorative or color contact lenses that are illegally imported and distributed throughout the United States.
10/29/2012
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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"Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) have two words for Bay Area vendors hoping to cash in on the World Series by selling counterfeit Major League Baseball (MLB) merchandise - ""you're out!"""
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.
11/05/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Shane Lance of Archdale, N.C., was sentenced Monday to federal prison for conspiring to distribute counterfeit pharmaceuticals and trafficking in pharmaceuticals bearing false labeling and counterfeit trademarks.
11/09/2012
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Quynh Trong Nguyen was sentenced Friday to 36 months in prison for selling thousands of units of counterfeit, copyright-infringing computer software. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
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.
11/16/2012
Jacksonville, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
An Austin, Texas, man, Elod Tamas Toldy, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 months and one day in federal prison for mail fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods and services, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
11/19/2012
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI along with officers from the Maple Shade and Palmyra, N.J., police departments arrested 16 individuals Sunday in Maple Shade and seized thousands of counterfeit items with an estimated retail value of more than $1 million.
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.
11/26/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), law enforcement agencies from Belgium, Denmark, France, Romania and the United Kingdom, and the European Police Office (Europol) seized 132 domain names today that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers.
11/26/2012
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
An upstate New York man, Gary C. Hammer, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with trafficking in counterfeit goods. In addition, 15 websites allegedly selling counterfeit sporting merchandise were seized by federal law enforcement agents.
12/07/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an international enforcement effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated products this holiday season.
12/10/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Stanley Kuo Jua Yang, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge R. Gary Klausner, who remanded Yang into custody at the conclusion of Monday's sentencing hearing.
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.
12/12/2012
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, seized more than $2 million in counterfeit merchandise during a two-day operation dubbed Forged Dreams.
12/14/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Over the last three days, federal authorities at a Los Angeles International Airport express cargo consignment facility interdicted more than a hundred shipments containing suspected counterfeit goods in stepped-up enforcement actions as part of Operation Holiday Hoax.
12/14/2012
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Over the last three days, federal authorities at a Bay Area mail processing facility interdicted more than 300 parcels containing suspected counterfeit goods in stepped-up enforcement actions as part of Operation Holiday Hoax, an international effort targeting the sale and importation of counterfeit and pirated products.
12/20/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced Thursday that it seized 89 website domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise to unsuspecting consumers as part of Project Cyber Monday.
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.

01/03/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

"Jeramiah B. Perkins, the leader of the Internet piracy group ""IMAGiNE,"" was sentenced today to 60 months in prison following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C."

01/08/2013
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Chinese national pleaded guilty late yesterday to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and wire fraud. The individual operated a website used to distribute over $100 million worth of pirated software around the world, making it one of the most significant cases of copyright infringement ever uncovered - and dismantled - by ICE.
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).

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