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02/06/2017
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Allen Smith, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced Feb. 6 by U.S. District Judge David Hittner of the Southern District of Texas.  In addition to his prison term, Smith was ordered to pay $867,150 in restitution and to forfeit $42,269 worth of illicit proceeds.

01/23/2013
Little Rock, AR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized more than $100,000 of counterfeit cosmetics, designer handbags and electronics after executing a search warrant at a Conway home Jan. 16.
08/04/2016
South Bend, IN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The counterfeit merchandise seized included shoes, hats, purses, various clothing items and other luxury accessories.  These items were found to be imitations of name-brand merchandise, such as: Nike Air Jordan, Michael Kors, Timberland, North Face, Polo, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB.

04/04/2013
Irvine, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Pair arrested overnight after search of Orange County home
10/12/2018
Providence, RI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The leaders of the counterfeit scheme, Stephen Russell and Robert Brown, both of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, were convicted in February and March of this year of trafficking in counterfeit goods charges in Rhode Island federal court; final sentencing in the case is set for January 2019.

02/08/2013
Rapid City, SD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nir Giist pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
08/19/2019
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) is reviewing an annual report on the number of IPR seizures that have raised the total estimated manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized goods – had they been genuine – to $1.4 billion.

09/06/2013
Midland, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Raja Zafar Iqbal, 41, and his brother, Javed Iqbal Raja, 50, both naturalized U.S. citizens from Pakistan, and Muhammad Asif Raza, 33, a citizen and national of Pakistan, are charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods or services.
03/09/2012
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Jin Zheng, the co-owner and operator of the Asia Gift Shop in Tampa, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/27/2011
Honolulu, HI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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With the Pro Bowl kickoff fast approaching, special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) here in the host city seized more than 135 items of counterfeit NFL apparel Wednesday in an operation targeting vendors at two popular Honolulu-area swap meets, including one based at the stadium where Sunday's game will be played.
01/23/2014
Midland, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two brothers, who operate six kiosks at a local mall, pleaded guilty Wednesday to trafficking in counterfeit goods.
04/25/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted five individuals related to a conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). From October 2011 through April 2012, the defendants operated in and around Baltimore, including at the Patapsco Flea Market, selling counterfeit purses, handbags...

01/03/2012
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
To coincide with the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic held in Philadelphia yesterday, officials enforced counterfeiting laws by seizing fake sports merchandise from international mail facilities and local street vendors.
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.
07/19/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A southeast Texas man pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to traffic in counterfeit CHI hair care products, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas. This investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
12/20/2012
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced Thursday that it seized 89 website domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise to unsuspecting consumers as part of Project Cyber Monday.
03/24/2015
London, United Kingdom
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Over the past decade, the two agencies have worked together on several major multimillion dollar fraud investigations, leading to a number of high profile convictions. The launch of the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit in September 2013 brought a new dimension to this partnership, with a shared focus on tackling intellectual property crime.
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.
10/06/2015
Hartford, CT
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Peter Picone, 42, of Methuen, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty on June 3, 2014, to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. In addition to his prison term, Picone must pay $352,076 in restitution to the 31 companies whose circuitry he counterfeited, and to forfeit $70,050 and 12,960 counterfeit integrated circuits.
09/28/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Hana Beshara of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty today for her role in founding NinjaVideo.net, a website that provided millions of users with the ability to illegally download infringing copies of copyright-protected movies and television programs in high-quality formats. This investigation is being conducted by the IPR Center.

02/22/2016
Pittsburgh, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Ameri-Source International Inc., Ameri-Source Specialty Products Inc., Ameri-Source Holdings Inc., owned by Ajay Goel and Thomas Diener, and a related import company, SMC Machining LLC, incorporated at Goel’s direction and formerly owned by his wife, imported small-diameter graphite electrodes from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). These devices are columns of synthetic graphite with diameters of around 16 inches or less which are used as fuel in electric arc and ladle furnaces, such as those used in steel manufacturing.
04/04/2011
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A Chinese national, who fled the country after a jury convicted him of trafficking in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, was sentenced last week in absentia to two years and nine months in federal prison.En Wang, 32, the owner of Jiao Long USAO Inc., was convicted by jury on Sept. 2, 2010 of conspiring to traffic counterfeit and misbranded...
03/28/2017
Newark, NJ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Marc Merwin Snyder, 64, formerly of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with one count of conspiracy, three counts of smuggling of misbranded drugs, one count of receipt and delivery of misbranded drugs, four counts of misbranding by dispensing prescription drugs without a valid prescription, four counts of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce.

01/31/2013
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Fake jerseys, ball caps, T-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs are among the counterfeit merchandise and clothing confiscated by teams of special agents and officers from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
10/28/2016
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Daye Dong, 49, and Hongyu Chen, 48, are charged with importing counterfeit goods from China into the United States with the intent to distribute and sell the counterfeit products to retailers in New York City and elsewhere.

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