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03/22/2016
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jeffrey Scott Patterson, 52, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court. In his plea agreement and during his Monday court appearance, Patterson admitted that, over the course of approximately eight years, he used two websites to advertise and sell counterfeit Adobe software at prices below retail.
08/22/2017
Norfolk, VA
National Security
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The center will focus on identifying intellectual property rights violations, public health and safety threats, and compliance with import and export laws. It will work with a variety of federal agencies including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Department of Transportation to enforce these laws. The Virginia TECC is the 12th in the country.

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.
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.
08/18/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Donald H. Cone of Frederick, Md., was sentenced last Thursday to 30 months in prison for his role in a sophisticated conspiracy to import and sell counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment. This sentence is the result of an investigation conducted ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
06/19/2014
Providence, RI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Norman Cipriano, 41, of Warwick, was sentenced for trafficking more than 14,500 counterfeit sports jerseys, clothing accessories and health and beauty products valued at more than $1 million. An amount of restitution to be paid by the defendant to various companies impacted in this matter will be determined at a later date. Cipriano pleaded guilty Aug. 5, 2013, to trafficking in counterfeit goods and services.
06/05/2015
Trenton, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The indictment resulted from a lengthy investigation titled “Operation Midnight Run” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the New Jersey State Police - Interstate Theft North Unit and the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice - Specialized Crimes Bureau.
11/06/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Fake auto parts, including counterfeit brake pads, tires, suspension components, steering linkages and other accessories, are also universally being distributed and sold to consumers in greater volumes, officials warned.
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).
04/21/2016
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The seizures follow an investigation and several undercover buys from the websites. Late last year, HSI special agents bought multiple brand-infringing auto parts from the online retailers and subsequently confirmed with trademark holders that the items were fraudulent.

09/27/2017
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Shi Wei Zheng, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez in Newark federal court to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. HSI special agents arrested Zheng, who was charged by complaint on March 7, 2017.

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.
05/12/2016
San Diego, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Hongwei “Nick” Du, 33, of Shenzhen, China, admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court to conspiring with two El Centro residents to traffic counterfeit goods and money laundering. Du further admitted he coordinated the shipments of the Chinese-made counterfeit products in a manner designed to prevent customs officers from detecting them.

02/01/2018
Minneapolis, MN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents from HSI teamed with industry, CBP, FBI, Minneapolis police officers and other partner agencies to identify flea markets, retail outlets and street vendors selling counterfeit goods during the week leading up to Super Bowl LII. They seized fake jerseys, hats, cell-phone accessories and thousands of other bogus items prepared to be sold to unsuspecting consumers.

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.
06/14/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A federal jury Thursday convicted a Puerto Rican man, Luis Angel Garcia Torres, on 12 counts relating to trafficking counterfeit goods. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Torres used the Internet to obtain and distribute counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs.
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.
12/05/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Two New Jersey men, Sanjay Anandani and Rohit Rohit, have been arrested for their roles in a conspiracy to import and traffic in counterfeit perfume. This investigation is being conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Anandani and Rohit are alleged to have imported three shipping containers with counterfeit perfume.

01/09/2014
Nashville, TN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department seized thousands of counterfeit items worth a total manufacturer's suggested retail price of more than $1.8 million from Legends Clothing Store on Bell Road Tuesday.
12/07/2014
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI executed a state search warrant at The Source II, located on Woodward Avenue, following an investigation that included multiple undercover buys of counterfeit merchandise. Special agents also served a state search warrant at the Southfield residence of the business owner, Cerhue Walker, where he was arrested on charges of trafficking counterfeit goods. A second suspect, Latrice Walker, was arrested at the Detroit store.
08/21/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Restitution will be paid to 20 car manufacturers whose trademarks Xian violated. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 22.
07/27/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) served court orders seizing 16 domain names of websites selling counterfeit goods over the Internet and arrested an upstate New York man for producing and selling counterfeit goods. This operation, dubbed "Shoe Clerk," is the sixth phase of "Operation in Our Sites".
08/04/2014
Rogers, OH
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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All told, the enforcement actions resulted in the seizure of thousands of individual items bearing the names of more than 20 designer brands, including UGG boots, Michael Kors purses, Beats by Dre headphones, Otterbox and LifeProof cell phone cases and NFL jerseys.
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.

06/10/2015
San Jose, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Christopher Breejen, 43, who pleaded guilty in November 2014 to one count of criminal copyright infringement, admitted importing counterfeit DVDs and selling them on eBay.

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