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06/30/2015
Philadelphia, PA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Stephen Voudouris, Sr., 59, from Newtown Square, Yung Chung, 31, from West Chester, and Jaimmy Chun, 30, from Philadelphia are charged with conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods and wire fraud. Voudouris, Sr. is also charged with smuggling counterfeit goods into the United States.
09/09/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

A Virginia woman was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for leading a sophisticated conspiracy to import and to sell counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, laundering criminal proceeds and obtaining her citizenship through fraud. This case was investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

02/04/2014
Cincinnati, OH
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 HSI, CBP, USPIS and state and local police departments around the country - all in partnership with the NFL and other major sports leagues.
09/14/2014
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The 10-count indictment charges Marla Ahlgrimm, 59, of Madison, Wisconsin, and Balbir Bhogal, 67, of Las Vegas, Nevada, with importing and distributing controlled substances and misbranded drugs, trafficking in counterfeit drugs, mail and wire fraud, smuggling and money laundering.
04/04/2013
Corpus Christi, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Seven local residents pleaded guilty Thursday to intellectual property rights violations, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.
09/24/2013
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Mohammad Jamal Rashid, 45, a U.S. permanent resident, was indicted Sept. 12. The sealed indictment was unsealed Sept. 24 after his arrest by HSI special agents.
01/15/2020
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE HSI seized more than 700 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $300,000 during a joint anti-counterfeiting operation Monday in downtown New Orleans the day of the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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.
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.
08/28/2017
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Through a review of operational case studies, best practices and industry perspectives, the 11th annual International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference also aims to shape effective enforcement strategies.

04/26/2012
Peoria, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
"Jannette Grant and Kimberly Nein have pleaded guilty of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. The two women conducted business as ""The Purse Lady"" and sold more than $1 million in fake brand name purses, wallets, sunglasses with a MSRP of more than $1.6 million."
03/08/2013
Columbia, SC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), working jointly with the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office, Blazer Investigations and Pfizer, seized approximately $4 million in counterfeit goods and pharmaceuticals during a two-week operation that ran from Feb. 19 through Wednesday.
12/08/2017
Springfield, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Aleksey Illyuk, 28, of Ozark, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of mail fraud and one count of smuggling goods into the United States.

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.
11/17/2015
Norfolk, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Rocky P. Ouprasith, 23, was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $45,288.62, and forfeit $50,851.05. He is the first cyberlocker operator in the U.S. to receive a criminal copyright infringement sentence.
06/08/2016
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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While sports merchandise is a popular choice, intellectual property thieves will counterfeit any product that can be sold or marketed.  Among the most troubling trends is the burgeoning availability of counterfeit drugs, medical equipment, aircraft and automobile parts, computer hardware, military components, and electrical safety devices.

10/19/2012
Asuncion , Paraguay
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Over the past 15 months, ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has provided extensive training and capacity building to Paraguay's customs office and other Paraguayan law enforcement partners.
01/12/2015
Honolulu, HI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Yakov Meir Chazanow, 41, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi to serve 21 months in prison for conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement, manufacturing counterfeit goods and to trafficking in goods bearing counterfeit Dolby trademarks and counterfeit labels.
12/22/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center led this international enforcement effort targeting the sale and importation of counterfeit and pirated goods.
08/03/2015
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The following four men were indicted July 9: Iain Nigel MacKellar, 58, of the United Kingdom; Lam Ngoc Tran, aka Mark Tran, 40, of Fountain Valley, California; Allen Smith, 49, of Phoenix; and William Humphreys, 58, of Laguna Hills, California.
08/05/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Shaoxiong Zhou, 42, and Shaoxia Huang, 33, both of Shantou, Guangdong, China, pleaded guilty to one count each of trafficking in counterfeit goods. Zhou pleaded guilty on Aug. 5, 2011, and Huang pleaded guilty on Aug. 3, 2011.

03/07/2014
Alexandria, VA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Talib Khan, 43, of Montreal, Quebec, and Barbados, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and sale of misbranded drugs. Between August 2009 and August 2013, Gallant Pharma smuggled and sold more than $12.4 million in non-FDA-approved chemotherapy drugs and injectable cosmetic drugs and devices, generating profits of $3.4 million.
10/09/2014
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nick Chen, 46, was charged in a 4-count sealed indictment returned Oct. 8, which was unsealed Oct. 10 as he made his initial appearance before US Magistrate Judge Mary Milloy.
05/17/2013
Tacoma, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Vitality Yaremkiv, of Vancouver, Wash., sold more than 900 illegally imported counterfeit air bags between June 2011 and June 2012, earning nearly $140,000.
01/10/2014
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Mohammad Jamal Rashid, 45, a U.S. permanent resident originally from Pakistan and residing in Houston, admitted he conspired to illegally import counterfeit and misbranded Viagra and Cialis pharmaceutical drugs to his home under a false name and with a false declaration waybill.

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