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07/19/2012
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Sang Jin Kim pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of criminal copyright infringement following an intellectual property rights probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/20/2015
Dallas, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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IP theft is a problem that goes much deeper than buyers purchasing fake name-brand purses, shoes or football jerseys at a discount. This alone harms the U.S. economy and robs American workers of jobs. But profits from “knock-offs” also often support criminal organizations involved in weapons trafficking, drug smuggling and other illegal activities.
05/12/2011
Fullerton, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Two Los Angeles-area men will appear in state court here Friday to answer to charges stemming from a probe by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Anaheim Police Department that they illegally imported $2 million in counterfeit collectable Disney pins from China and sought to sell them over the Internet.
10/15/2012
Detroit, MI
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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The suspects Samar Ayoub, 39, of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Hussein Jomaa, 30, of Dearborn, Mich., who made their initial appearances in federal court Monday afternoon, are charged in a criminal complaint with knowingly trafficking counterfeit merchandise.
03/24/2014
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The number of IPR seizures increased nearly 7 percent from 22,848 in FY 2012 to 24,361 in FY 2013.
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.
04/08/2013
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
During the operation, HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted five retailers of counterfeit and pirated goods.
02/01/2018
Minneapolis, MN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Special agents from HSI teamed with industry, CBP, FBI, Minneapolis police officers and other partner agencies to identify flea markets, retail outlets and street vendors selling counterfeit goods during the week leading up to Super Bowl LII. They seized fake jerseys, hats, cell-phone accessories and thousands of other bogus items prepared to be sold to unsuspecting consumers.

11/25/2015
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Su Qin Yang, 45, who resided in Rosemead prior to fleeing to China in 2012, pleaded guilty in May to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods and admitted in her plea agreement that she trafficked in almost four million counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes and almost 4,000 counterfeit Viagra pills.
09/06/2013
Wetumpka, AL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in coordination with Alabama state police and the Elmore County Sheriff's Department seized approximately 60,000 counterfeit items from an Alabama flea market Saturday worth a total manufacturer's suggested retail price of more than $2.04 million.
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.
06/22/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Operation In Our Sites is the major effort ICE investigators, industry and international law enforcement conduct in order to eliminate copyright infringing websites selling counterfeit goods that may threaten the health and safety of consumers. 

01/15/2015
Phoenix, AZ
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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At a news conference Friday, representatives from the three agencies detailed the results of three intellectual property theft cases, including two involving HSI. The seized goods included counterfeit National Football League (NFL) branded sportswear, designer clothing, videos, smartphones and even electronic audio products worth over $800,000.
03/28/2013
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the Lakeland Police Department and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), seized 7,846 pirated DVDs and nearly $170,000 in Lakeland Thursday as part of a global counterfeit motion picture DVD investigation that extended to the People's Republic of China.
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).

04/09/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Collier Bennett Harper is expected to make his initial appearance in federal court Monday morning following his arrest by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents for importing more than 1,000 counterfeit Microsoft Office CD-ROMs and selling them to unsuspecting customers over the Internet.
07/22/2016
Chicago, IL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, was arrested in Poland and is charged via criminal complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering and criminal copyright infringement.  

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.
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.
05/25/2012
Cleveland, OH
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Cristiano Budiman, a citizen of Indonesia, pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating digital copyright laws by manufacturing and selling various modification chips used in popular gaming consoles. The conviction follows an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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.
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.
10/24/2012
New Orleans, LA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized 795 counterfeit items in New Orleans Tuesday with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,630.
05/15/2019
Los Angeles, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

In one of the new cases, Ronald Daniel Scott, a.k.a., “Danny Scott,” 49, of Stevenson Ranch, agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. Scott is the chief executive officer of Premiere Sales Group, Inc., a Santa Clarita-based company that also agreed to plead guilty to the same charge.

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.

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