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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.
04/08/2013
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
During the operation, HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted five retailers of counterfeit and pirated goods.
04/10/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
In addition to his prison term, Ferrer was sentenced to serve three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution.
04/24/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two men from China, who were found with more than 14,000 fake luxury items, both pleaded guilty to producing counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
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.
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.
04/26/2013
Arlington, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the National Association of Theatre Owners announced the planned release of a new trailer Friday aimed at educating the public about the laws against movie piracy.
04/26/2013
Arlington, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
World IP Day was started by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and is celebrated April 26 every year in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity.
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.

04/26/2013
Arlington, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Anyone who visits a website seized by the government for counterfeiting violations will now be met with a public service announcement (PSA) that educates them about the impact that such crime has on global economics and its links to organized crime.
04/29/2013
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Hundreds of items of counterfeit San Francisco Giants clothing seized by the Department of Homeland Security during last year's World Series are being donated to World Vision International, a non-profit organization that provides aid to the needy around the globe.
04/29/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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More than $90,000 was also seized from PayPal accounts associated with the seized websites.
05/13/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
An Argentine man, Felix Gabriel Alderete, has been sentenced for trafficking in prescription drugs, including Lorazepam, Diazepam, Alprazolam, Ketamine, and Sibutramine, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
05/17/2013
Tacoma, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Vitality Yaremkiv, of Vancouver, Wash., sold more than 900 illegally imported counterfeit air bags between June 2011 and June 2012, earning nearly $140,000.
05/28/2013
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Eric Huggins admitted that from February 2009 through January 2011, he intentionally trafficked in clothing, handbags, sunglasses, and other merchandise that contained counterfeit trademarks.
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.
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.
06/10/2013
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Xiang Li, a Chinese national, was sentenced to 144 months in federal prison June 11 for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and criminal copyright infringement. Li operated a website used to distribute more than $100 million worth of pirated software around the world.
06/11/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
With the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warned the public Tuesday to beware of purchasing counterfeit sports apparel and tickets to playoff games.
06/12/2013
Yakima, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jason Jordan, a 34-year-old Washington state man who sold counterfeit air bags over the Internet, pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. Jordan admitted in a plea agreement that from at least July 2010 to August 2012, he imported counterfeit Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota air bags from sources in China.
06/13/2013
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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"Ryan Breen pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods involving the sale of unauthorized merchandise from the popular FX Network television series ""Sons of Anarchy."" The plea follows an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). "
06/14/2013
Grand Rapids, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jeffrey Steven Telsey was sentenced Thursday for his role in a scheme to traffic counterfeit razor blades to a Michigan retailer. In January 2008, HSI special agents learned that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores. Meijer Stores purchased the razors from JCA Enterprises, which was owned by Telsey.
06/14/2013
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Richard McNeal of Randallstown, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to felony charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods. He sold thousands of dollars worth of fraudulent tickets to Super Bowl XVII in February 2013 and the Allstate BCS National Championship in January 2012.

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