United States Flag
Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Report Crimes: Email or Call 1-866-DHS-2-ICE

mobile search image

News Releases

Share

  • Email icon
  • Facebook icon
  • Twitter icon
  • Print icon

All News Releases

Search Help:

The displayed items are limited to the latest 1,250 news releases that match your filter criteria. Please try narrowing your filter criteria by date, topic or location if you do not find the news release you are seeking.

07/24/2017
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Rosario La Marca, 54, a resident of Naples, Italy, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty to count one of an indictment charging him with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, to smuggle goods into the United States, and to structure financial transactions, and count two, charging him with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

06/21/2016
Miami, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Tatiana F. Tascon, 40, of Coconut Grove, pleaded guilty to the charges April 13, as part of her sentence she agreed to forfeit $78,949.45 as well as two properties in Miami.

10/25/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Bryan McCarthy of Deer Park, Texas, the operator of a website that allegedly streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet illegally was indicted on Oct. 22 for criminal infringement of a copyright. The case is being investigated by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/08/2013
Wilmington, DE
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Chinese national pleaded guilty late yesterday to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and wire fraud. The individual operated a website used to distribute over $100 million worth of pirated software around the world, making it one of the most significant cases of copyright infringement ever uncovered - and dismantled - by ICE.
06/26/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and several law enforcement agencies in Europe, coordinated by the European Police Office (Europol), announced the seizure of 328 domain names in two related operations Wednesday. The seized domain names were associated with websites illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online.
06/03/2011
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Shengyang Zhou, aka "Tom," 31, of Kunming, Yunnan, China, was ordered to pay restitution totaling $504,815.39 to the victims of his crime, including an emergency room doctor from Texas who suffered a mild stroke from ingesting the counterfeit medication. Following his prison sentence, Zhou will be deported.

03/06/2013
Santa Ana, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Image Icon
Larry James Allred is expected to be sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to state charges stemming from a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Anaheim Police Department that revealed he illegally imported counterfeit collectible Disney pins from China and sold them over the Internet.
03/15/2011
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Representatives of industry and local and federal law enforcement agencies attended a group session held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) officials Tuesday to discuss the emerging threat of intellectual property rights (IPR) theft and its connection to organized crime and terrorism.
02/17/2011
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
"Bakir Rajkotwala, of Kenner, La., was sentenced to six months of incarceration followed by deportation to his native Pakistan for trafficking counterfeit merchandise, following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). On Oct. 27, 2010, ICE HSI special agents confiscated about 58 counterfeit ""NFL"" Reebok Saints Jerseys."
12/11/2019
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Image Icon

HSI Boston Acting Special Agent in Charge Jason Molina and CBP Director of Field Operations for Boston Michael Denning provided an overview of the work that HSI and CBP do to combat counterfeit items and products that violate intellectual property rights.

05/11/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The Department of Justice seized more than $1.5 million in proceeds from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel and jerseys, following an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods on commercial websites conducted by the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, which is led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
11/19/2012
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI along with officers from the Maple Shade and Palmyra, N.J., police departments arrested 16 individuals Sunday in Maple Shade and seized thousands of counterfeit items with an estimated retail value of more than $1 million.
05/22/2015
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Hui Jin Chen was arrested Sept. 2, 2014, in Toronto by officers from the Toronto Police Department’s Fugitive Task Force.
05/28/2014
Wheeling, WV
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Xian Chen Chen, 37, was charged in a nine-count with trafficking in counterfeit goods. According to court documents, on November 13, 2013, Chen attempted to traffic goods containing counterfeit marks, including goods purported to be from Beats Electronics, LLC, Chanel Inc., Coach Services Inc., Gucci America Inc., Louis Vuitton Malletier, Michael Kors, LLC, The North Face Apparel Corp., Tiffany (NJ), LLC and Tory Burch, LLC.
12/15/2015
Denver, CO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Image Icon
Randy Lynn Hastings, 59, is charged with two counts of tax violation, two counts of tax evasion and five counts of trademark counterfeiting.
09/11/2017
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Sean Gerson, 49, the owner Vaccination Services, Inc. in Lake Forest, pleaded guilty in a scheme that netted him at least $2.5 million over the past 15 years.

07/07/2016
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Image Icon

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. 

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.
09/30/2011
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents executed five federal search warrants in an intellectual property rights investigation related to counterfeit goods in Tampa.
10/29/2013
Wichita, KS
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Glenda Sue Morgan pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
07/21/2013
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Image Icon
Shem Michahdavid Weissman, aka Brody Gold, 24, pleaded guilty in February to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods.
05/09/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty Monday to trafficking in counterfeit goods for bringing hundreds of bogus, Chinese-made Ab Circle Pro machines and related items into the United States.
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.
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.
02/02/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Seizure warrants have been executed against 10 websites that illegally streamed live sporting telecasts and pay-per-view events over the Internet, as part of an ongoing investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Pages