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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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. 

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.
02/23/2017
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Andreina Becerra, 31, a Venezuelan national, Roberto Volpe, 34, an Italian national, and Rosario La Marca, 54, an Italian national and resident of Naples, Italy, were originally charged in an eight-count indictment returned in April 2015 with importing and trafficking fake iPhones, iPads and iPods bearing counterfeit Apple trademarks, and fake camcorders bearing counterfeit Sony trademarks, as well as smuggling, structuring and international money laundering.

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.

10/30/2018
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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IPR Center Director Alex Khu and CoLP Commissioner Ian Dyson pledged to combine resources to tackle the illegal importation and distribution of counterfeit goods that threaten the health and safety of consumers, wreak havoc on local and national economies, and fund criminal organizations involved in various illicit activities.

10/17/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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On Oct. 14, 18,640 pieces of counterfeit merchandise were seized from within the D.C. Farmer's Market on the corner of Fifth Street Northeast and Neal Place Northeast by special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). 11 people were arrested.
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).
04/17/2012
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

More than $100 million in lost revenue to American companies

05/08/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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A federal judge has sentenced the husband and wife owners of a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store to 37 months in prison for illegally importing and selling counterfeit designer jewelry, some of which tested positive for hazardous levels of lead nearly 20 times the amount deemed safe by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for handling by kids.
09/09/2013
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jose Eduardo Jeronimo was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for selling counterfeit video and music DVDs and CDs, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/11/2015
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Gregory Zimmerman, 43, of Oswego, Illinois, was charged with possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance in a criminal complaint that was filed Feb. 4 in federal court and unsealed Tuesday. Zimmerman, a licensed chiropractor, self-surrendered to authorities Feb. 9 and was released on a $25,000 bond.
01/11/2011
Phoenix, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE seizes 163 fake jerseys, some with questionable autographs, from two Phoenix-area sports memorabilia stores.
07/13/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Gregory A. Cherwonik pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to willfully reproduce and distribute tens of thousands of infringing copies of copyrighted works without permission, including infringing copies of movies before they were commercially released on DVD.

04/17/2014
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Didier De Nier, 63, who lived in Simi Valley until he fled the U.S. nearly two years ago, was found guilty Wednesday of five counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
09/28/2015
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Leaders from law-enforcement agencies around the world attended the Interpol-led global meeting to discuss negative impacts of counterfeiting, emerging trends in IP theft and best practices to enforce trademark and copyright regulations.
12/12/2012
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, seized more than $2 million in counterfeit merchandise during a two-day operation dubbed Forged Dreams.
09/29/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The three-day event gave attendees the opportunity to learn about and discuss operational best practices to combat transnational organized intellectual property (IP) crime through plenary sessions, operational workshops, interactive round tables and specialized IP crime learning sessions.
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.
09/09/2019
Las Vegas, NV
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Saad Ahmed, a Las Vegas businessman, admitted before a U.S. magistrate judge Sept. 5 to conspiracy to traffic counterfeit good, importing counterfeit cellular phone parts and accessories from China for retail to unsuspecting U.S. consumers.

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