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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).
01/14/2015
Westminster, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Rateb Said Najjar, 60, and his son, Eyad Rateb Najjar, 36, both of Westminster, are each charged with 134 felony counts of money laundering; six felony counts of manufacturing and sale of a counterfeit mark; two felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime with sentencing enhancements for property damage over $1.3 million; and money laundering in excess of $2.5 million.
12/08/2011
Jacksonville, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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"A Texas business owner, Elod Tamas ""Nick"" Toldy, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of mail fraud and one count of trafficking in counterfeit circuit breakers, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."
07/07/2016
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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During the operation, HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted 14 retailers of counterfeit goods infringing on the trademarks of Gucci, Michael Kors, Prada, Channel, Ray Ban, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Oakley, Nike, Ray Ban and the National Basketball Association. 

10/03/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The seized products included purses, handbags, wearing apparel, wallets, sunglasses, scarves, labels, jewelry, watches and handbag locks for multiple registered trademark holders.
01/28/2015
St. Louis, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jack Frison Sr., of Frontenac, Missouri, and the owner of the Frison Flea Market, was sentenced following his Sept. 14, 2014 conviction for: one felony count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, one felony count of aiding and abetting felony copyright infringement, and one felony count of aiding and abetting trafficking counterfeit goods.
11/07/2011
Kansas City, KS
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A local man was sentenced on Monday to 27 months in federal prison for selling $1 million worth of counterfeit Cisco Systems Inc. computer equipment, announced U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, District of Kansas.

09/24/2015
San Diego, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Octavio Cesar Sana, a Spanish national with legal U.S. residency, admitted in a plea agreement that he sold at least $3.2 million worth of Chinese-made counterfeit cell phone parts through businesses he operated since 2007—including a website called “Flexqueen.com.”
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.
04/29/2014
Laredo, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Yi Hui Chen, 47, a merchant in downtown Laredo, pleaded guilty to the counterfeiting charges May 16, 2013. U.S. District Judge Marina Garcia Marmolejo accepted Chen's guilty plea and sentenced him to 18 months in federal prison.
10/29/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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These new partners greatly strengthen the IPR Center, which was founded in 2000, and serves as one of the U.S. government's key weapons in the fight against criminal counterfeiting and piracy. The center uses the expertise of its 22 member agencies to share information, develop initiatives, coordinate enforcement actions, and conduct investigations related to IP theft.
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). "
04/18/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Chan Hung Le, 44, was arrested Tuesday morning by special agents with ICE's HSI pursuant to a criminal complaint that charges him with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, conspiracy to illegally import merchandise, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft.

11/14/2013
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Texas honey broker was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for illegally brokering the sale of hundreds of container loads of Chinese-origin honey, which was misrepresented as originating from India or Malaysia, to avoid anti-dumping duties when it entered the United States.
12/14/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The operation, named “Surge Protector”, will focus on electronics vulnerable to counterfeiting, including phony digital media devices, power adapters and consumer technology powered by lithium ion batteries. 

04/04/2018
Portland, OR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

James Pepion, of Portland, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to four months in prison followed by three years supervised release for selling counterfeit Nike sneakers online and laundering his proceeds.

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.
12/15/2015
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Randy Lynn Hastings, 59, is charged with two counts of tax violation, two counts of tax evasion and five counts of trademark counterfeiting.
03/10/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A business located in New York's Diamond District has agreed to forfeit $1.9 million worth of illegally imported Rolex watches and parts, and pay a $325,000 penalty for illegally importing trademarked merchandise intended for sale in another country.
08/07/2018
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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As alleged in the complaint, from at least in or about January 2016 up to and including in or about July 2018, Suen, Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen, and Fangrang Qu, imported at least 42 shipping containers holding an estimated more than 380,000 pairs of sneakers from China. These sneakers were manufactured to resemble Nike Air Jordans.

06/15/2012
Greenbelt, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Two domain names and three PayPal accounts were seized Friday, in connection with a scheme to sell fraudulent store and rewards coupons, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Anyone who tries to access the websites, Sderclub.com and ccccpn.com, will be directed instead to a banner that provides notice...

02/01/2016
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Junaid Qadir, 33, of Karachi, Pakistan, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver Aug. 22, 2012. A superseding indictment was obtained June 25, 2015. He was arrested last spring after he traveled from Pakistan to Germany, which has U.S. extradition laws.
02/17/2011
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Chinese business agent for several honey import companies was arrested in Los Angeles Tuesday on federal charges filed in Chicago for allegedly conspiring to illegally import Chinese-origin honey that was falsely identified to avoid U.S. anti-dumping duties.
08/30/2016
Portland, OR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Sidney A. Lucas, 34, was sentenced Aug. 25 to 33 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $100,000 derived from the counterfeit DVD distribution and money laundering scheme. His co-conspirator and girlfriend, Katrice R. Cleary, 24, was sentenced Aug. 26 to three years’ supervised release and ordered to forfeit $50,000.

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.

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