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07/06/2015
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The following individuals were charged in an eight-count indictment with importing and trafficking in counterfeit goods, smuggling, structuring and international money laundering: Andreina Becerra, 30, a Venezuelan national residing in Miami; Roberto Volpe, 33, an Italian national residing in Miami; Jianhua Li, 40, a Chinese national and resident of Guangzhou, China; Rosario La Marca, 52, an Italian national and resident of Italy.
06/28/2011
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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More than 2,000 items of counterfeit Major League Baseball (MLB) clothing seized by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) agents in San Francisco during last year's baseball playoffs will soon be on their way to the needy in Haiti.
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.
08/29/2012
Crumpton, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and detectives of the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff arrested a Pennsylvania resident for selling counterfeit goods on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
08/30/2013
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
GuildMaster Inc., based in Springfield, Mo., and represented in court by its company president, Stephen Crowder, must forfeit 5,585 lamps that were seized by CBP, valued at $1,831,918, and serve a five-year term of probation.
12/12/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) for Intellectual Property Enforcement, titled “Supporting Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise: Charting a Path Ahead”, identifies overarching goals, mandated objectives and collaborative initiatives to be implemented by the ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) over the next three years. 

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.
09/20/2013
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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According to court documents, Davis Norman III, 36, of New Orleans, duplicated and sold copyrighted motion pictures and music using a home DVD/CD burner. Norman then sold illegal copies for $10 from his car in a parking lot located along North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.
01/25/2017
Brighton, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

David Brian Henrichsen, 51, a former police officer in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pleaded guilty to one count of computer crime to commit theft, and was fined $7,500 by Adams County District Judge Ted Tow for his role in the criminal enterprise.

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.
07/06/2018
Laredo, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI eventually seized 795 boxes containing 181,615 pieces of trademark-infringed merchandise, which included many counterfeited brands, such as the following names: Adidas, Apple, Calvin Klein, Casio, Chanel, Coach, Diesel, Fendi, Gucci, Hugo Boss, LG, Luis Vuitton, Mark Kors, Nike, Rolex, Samsung, Sony, Under Armor, Yves St. Laurent; and DC and Marvel Comics.

02/04/2011
Dallas, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's 'Operation Interception' sacks vendors for more than 3.56 million dollars in fake merchandise
02/09/2012
Tucson, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested two men Wednesday and seized an estimated $1 million of counterfeit luxury brand jewelry items from a pair of vendors at the Gem and Lapidary Wholesalers show.
03/24/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The number of IPR seizures increased nearly 7 percent from 22,848 in FY 2012 to 24,361 in FY 2013.
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.
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.
01/15/2015
Phoenix, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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At a news conference Friday, representatives from the three agencies detailed the results of three intellectual property theft cases, including two involving HSI. The seized goods included counterfeit National Football League (NFL) branded sportswear, designer clothing, videos, smartphones and even electronic audio products worth over $800,000.
06/08/2012
Laredo, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Rolando Montalvo was sentenced Friday to 13 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit merchandise, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). HSI special agents seized nearly 4,000 pieces of merchandise from Montalvo's store with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of almost $1 million.
10/05/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
According to the indictment, the defendants conspired to smuggle at least 30 known shipments, totaling about 100,000 pills, from China to Texas. As alleged in the indictment, the shipments contained bogus imitations of Xanax, Valium, sibutramine, Cialis, Viagra and Stilnox (which is marketed in the United States as Ambien). None of the pills seized and tested were legitimate; all either contained incorrect active ingredients or were sub-potent.
10/28/2011
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two upstate women were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. The charge carries a maximum 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) 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. 

08/20/2015
Dallas, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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IP theft is a problem that goes much deeper than buyers purchasing fake name-brand purses, shoes or football jerseys at a discount. This alone harms the U.S. economy and robs American workers of jobs. But profits from “knock-offs” also often support criminal organizations involved in weapons trafficking, drug smuggling and other illegal activities.
06/08/2011
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Randy Hucks was indicted for trafficking in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, including Cialis and Viagra tablets. He was conducting business under the name Fashionista Emporium, selling pharmaceuticals from China. The case is being investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Food and Drug Administration.
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.
09/20/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A man from Puerto Rico was sentenced to 21 months in prison Thursday on 12 counts related to the trafficking of counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

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