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10/21/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A three-month operation conducted by 43 countries has resulted in the seizure of more than one million counterfeit electrical goods. This operation was spearheaded in the United States by the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), in coordination with the World Customs Organization (WCO).

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.
05/15/2015
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Because of the systemic danger posed by counterfeiting and piracy, which the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has estimated to cost the global economy in excess of $250 billion per year and up to 750,000 American jobs, the IPR Center seeks to engage directly with public and private acquisition professionals to break the steady growth of trade in counterfeit goods.
09/27/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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They gathered together in plain clothes, shared their strategy for the evening and headed off in separate directions. They were agents with ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Their mission? To identify and confiscate counterfeit goods at a Washington Nationals game in Washington, D.C.
03/29/2011
Anaheim, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Law enforcement is currently seeking the co-owner of an Anaheim, Calif., online gun equipment business who is charged, along with his business partner and an office manager, in a scheme to sell counterfeit high-tech rifle sights over the Internet.
07/10/2014
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ConnectZone.com, LLC, of Lynnwood, was sentenced to five years' organizational probation. Its owner, Daniel Oberholtzer, will serve 37 months in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Richard A. Jones also ordered the forfeiture the proceeds from the counterfeit sales amounting to nearly $717,000.
04/25/2013
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Michael Little was arrested Thursday on charges of trafficking in counterfeit goods for allegedly advertising and selling via Internet postings artwork attributed to renowned artist Dale Chihuly.
08/26/2013
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted 23 retailers of counterfeit and pirated goods at the Arecibo flea market.
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.

08/09/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice are working together to combat intellectual property crimes.
02/22/2013
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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This year, additional focus was placed on identifying and seizing counterfeit tickets to the Super Bowl.
04/03/2017
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Paul S. Rodriguez Jr., 48, was the CEO of Action Packing and Design Inc. in Santa Ana, California. Between July 2015 and December 2016, Rodriguez intentionally trafficked in counterfeit labels and packaging by manufacturing, then shipping to Houston, counterfeit and trademarked Frontline, Frontline Plus and Merial veterinary product labels and packaging.

03/01/2012
Orlando, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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More than 2,500 counterfeit items valued at more than $69,000 were confiscated as the result of a joint operation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI),the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff's Office during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando.
01/17/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Rogelio Vasquez, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit military goods, two counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods, and one count of wire fraud.

06/08/2012
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A $6.3 million settlement was reached Monday to resolve claims that companies misclassified auto parts manufactured in China and imported to the United States, to evade $2.5 million in duties. The settlement follows an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). CMAI Industries, LLC, China Metal Products Co., Ltd....
03/22/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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IPR Center leadership and representatives from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and FBI held a roundtable discussion last month with staff from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), a joint advertising industry initiative to fight crime in the digital ad supply chain, to review priorities, set common goals and objectives and determine opportunities for successful collaboration.
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.
07/17/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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A Canoga Park man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to using Craigslist to advertise and sell counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/08/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Theft of American intellectual property is a serious crime, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and ICE announced today that their vigorous, ongoing efforts to protect America from the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods during fiscal year (FY) 2011 resulted in 24,792 seizures, a 24 percent increase over 2010.
11/30/2014
London, United Kingdom
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The suspects, a 36-year-old man from Upton, and a 33-year-old man from Dewsbury, were taken into custody Nov. 25 by detectives with the City of London Police Department’s Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU).
02/15/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
A business owner from Newport Coast, Calif., Mustafa Abdul Aljaff, was sentenced Wednesday to 30 months in prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit integrated circuits to the U.S. military, defense contractors and others. The case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.
06/23/2015
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Representatives from U.S. and Chinese customs agencies strengthened relations Tuesday by signing an agreement to work together to combat violators of intellectual property rights law.
09/12/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

"Sok Hun Jin, a.k.a. ""Eric Jin"" of Los Angeles was sentenced Monday to 30 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed he illegally imported thousands of bogus, Chinese-made Ab Circle Pro machines into the United States."

02/11/2014
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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With basketball fans across the country heading to New Orleans this week for NBA All-Star 2014 Sunday at New Orleans Arena, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is working with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to caution unsuspecting fans against counterfeiters attempting to sell unauthorized and poorly made knock-off merchandise.

08/26/2014
Hartford, CT
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
John W. Rice, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. Rice was sentenced for producing and selling thousands of pirated CDs and DVDs.

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