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01/23/2013
Little Rock, AR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized more than $100,000 of counterfeit cosmetics, designer handbags and electronics after executing a search warrant at a Conway home Jan. 16.
01/25/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two New Jersey men were arrested Wednesday in North Bergen, N.J., for distributing 9,600 pills of counterfeit Viagra. The counterfeit Viagra had a suggested retail price of $130,000.
01/28/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Francis Ortiz Gonzalez was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison for being a key member of an organization that distributed large quantities of Chinese-made, counterfeit pharmaceuticals across the United States.
01/31/2013
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Fake jerseys, ball caps, T-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are among the counterfeit merchandise and clothing confiscated by teams of special agents and officers from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
02/06/2013
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Five individuals and five corporations have been charged in an indictment unsealed today for allegedly importing hazardous and counterfeit toys from China for sale in the United States.
02/08/2013
Rapid City, SD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nir Giist pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
02/15/2013
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized approximately $5 million in counterfeit merchandise during a four-day operation dubbed Forged Dreams, Valentine's Blitz.
02/19/2013
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The defendants and their co-conspirators deceptively packaged aftermarket automotive parts.
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.
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.
02/20/2013
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Five individuals and two domestic honey-processing companies have been charged with federal crimes in connection with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led investigation surrounding illegal importations of honey from China.
02/22/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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This year, additional focus was placed on identifying and seizing counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl.
02/25/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Timothy Ross Estabrook was arrested Monday following his federal indictment in Houston for trafficking in counterfeit Viagra and Cialis, introducing and delivering misbranded drugs into interstate commerce, smuggling and conspiracy.
02/27/2013
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Shuja Ali Syed trafficked in counterfeit "all-natural" male enhancement products from China, when, in fact, laboratory analyses of the counterfeit products indicated that they contained either sildenafil, commonly known as Viagra, or tadalafil, commonly known as Cialis.
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.
02/28/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Seven local residents were indicted as a result of the efforts of a multi-agency investigation into intellectual property rights violations.
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.
03/08/2013
Columbia, SC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office, Blazer Investigations and Pfizer, seized approximately $4 million in counterfeit goods and pharmaceuticals during a two-week operation that ran from Feb. 19 through Wednesday.
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.
03/15/2013
Kansas City, KS
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jehad Shalabi, 44, of Blue Springs, Mo., is charged with one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit trademark goods.
03/18/2013
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Dr. Wronald Best, the chief scientist of a government contractor working on components for use in military helicopters and the presidential helicopter fleet, was sentenced Monday for conspiring to obtain pirated software from Chinese and Russian cyber criminals.
03/22/2013
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Mark Jeffrey Glover and his company, Discount Computers Inc. (DCI), were sentenced today for trafficking in counterfeit goods and services and violating environmental laws. The sentence is the result of an extensive investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)...
03/28/2013
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Lakeland Police Department and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), seized 7,846 pirated DVDs and nearly $170,000 in Lakeland Thursday as part of a global counterfeit motion picture DVD investigation that extended to the People's Republic of China.
04/04/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Edward Alarcon, 44, was sentenced Thursday morning by U.S. District Judge George H. Wu, who also ordered the defendant to pay $1,000 restitution to Eli Lilly and Company, the manufacturer of Cialis, and $1,000 to Purdue Pharma L.P., the manufacturer of OxyContin.
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.

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