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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.

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.
11/30/2011
Seattle, WA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Two western Washington men who operate websites that allegedly sell pirated copies of movies, television shows and software have been charged with copyright infringement in a two-count federal complaint stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
08/23/2012
Cleveland, OH
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Brand holders and intellectual property rights experts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led an all-day symposium Thursday aimed at combatting brand theft and merchandise counterfeiting.
11/28/2016
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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There were roughly 15,000 illegal websites seized and 48,000 erroneous ecommerce links removed over the past year as part of Operation In Our Sites VII, an effort conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Europol, Interpol and members of industry to crackdown on individuals using the Internet to peddle bogus goods and other copyright-protected material that threaten the health and safety of shoppers.

03/03/2011
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The operator of channelsurfing.net, a website that illegally streamed live, copyrighted sporting events on the Internet was arrested this morning by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
07/26/2011
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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"U.S. ICE doesn't take counterfeit drugs lightly. ""It is intellectual property theft,"" said Robert Rutt, director of the National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Coordination Center. ""But these criminals aren't just stealing someone's idea. They are playing with people's lives."""
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.
02/11/2014
Boston, MA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
David Nailen pleaded guilty to four counts of trafficking in counterfeit Viagra Tuesday, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
02/19/2013
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
The defendants and their co-conspirators deceptively packaged aftermarket automotive parts.
03/08/2018
San Juan, PR
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

According to the indictment, defendants Carlos Enrique Velázquez-Gines, Mayra Evelise Gines-Otero, Noriam Ivette Flores-Deleon and Vanessa Marrero-Hernández marketed and sold numerous purported dietary supplements for male enhancement or weight loss in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to American consumers.

10/03/2012
Washington, DC
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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In the largest operation of its kind, 100 countries took part in an international week of action targeting the online sale of counterfeit and illegal medicines. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the Department of Justice, seized 686 websites this week that were illegally selling counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
05/25/2016
New York, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Patrick Badal, Kaium Shah, Kenny Ni, Abul Kashem, and Parvez Shazzed face charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, trafficking in counterfeit packaging and smuggling goods into the United States.

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.
08/10/2014
Fresno, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
According to court documents, Jose Antonio Hernandez, 42, pleaded guilty May 19 to multiple federal courts related to copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California.
02/02/2012
Indianapolis, IN
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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Speaking at an NFL news conference on Thursday, ICE Director John Morton, CBP Director of Field Operations in Chicago David Murphy and NFL Vice President for Legal Affairs Anastasia Danias announced the record-breaking results of a nationwide enforcement operation.
09/11/2014
St. Louis, MO
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Jack Frison Sr., 65, of Frontenac, Missouri, was convicted on one felony count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, one felony count of aiding and abetting copyright infringement, and one felony count of aiding and abetting trafficking counterfeit goods.
02/03/2012
Tampa, FL
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Nearly $1.2 million of counterfeit goods, including purses, wallets, scarves and perfumes, were seized by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents Wednesday from Jin Zheng. Zheng was previously arrested and indicted for trafficking in these counterfeit goods.
06/28/2012
Baltimore, MD
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

Naveed Sheikh, 30, was charged in a four count superseding indictment alleging that from February 2004 to June 2008, Sheikh conspired to infringe copyrights. If convicted, Sheikh faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the conspiracy and for each of three counts of copyright infringement. Sheikh is detained. No court appearance has been scheduled.

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.
06/14/2019
San Francisco, CA
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
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HSI’s preliminary numbers reflect that nearly 1600 counterfeit items were seized June 7th and June 13th during their investigative efforts. These items included but were not limited to t-shirts, hats, jerseys, cell phones cases, cell phone ‘pop sockets’, event passes, and tickets.

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.
11/02/2011
Rochester, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
An upstate New York man, Curtis Henry, has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempting to import counterfeit Viagra and Cialis tablets into the United States for resale. This investigation is being conducted U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
09/11/2012
Buffalo, NY
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud
Xiao Cheng Lin, 50, and his wife, Ling Zhen Hu, 51, both of New York, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to conspiring to import misclassified merchandise. Hu, a native of China, worked for an individual who imported thousands of pairs of sneakers from China that bore the Nike "swoosh" logo and Nike labeling, but were not genuine Nike sneakers.
01/18/2017
Houston, TX
Intellectual Property Rights and Commercial Fraud

The timber was seized Dec. 20, 2015 by HSI at the Port of Houston, Texas for violation of the Lacey Act and customs law. It was destroyed in accordance with a settlement agreement reached by the United States and the importer of the timber, Oregon-based Popp Forest Products Inc.

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