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Chicago man sentenced in Houston to more than 3 years in federal prison for trafficking counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs into the US

Fayez Al-Jabri, 45, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas. In addition to his prison term, Al-Jabri will serve three years of supervised release and must pay $15,066.92 in restitution.

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ICE hosts intellectual property theft symposium at National IPR Center

At a special symposium in Virginia, government, academia, industry and law enforcement officials discussed the emerging threat of intellectual property theft and its connection to organized crime and terrorism.

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TOP STORY: ICE HSI-led teams combat intellectual property theft

The Tampa Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Team met with industry representatives last month to discuss the emerging threat of intellectual property theft and its connection to criminal enterprises.

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IPR Center marks World IP Day by seizing $263 million in counterfeit goods

ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton announces the results of Operation Spring Cleaning, national enforcement action in 33 locations around the country, that led to $263 million in seized goods.

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Houston business owner convicted of trafficking counterfeit prescription drugs

A Houston business owner was found guilty by a jury Friday on four counts of conspiring to traffic in counterfeit drugs and introducing counterfeit and misbranded drugs into interstate commerce.

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Wash. man who sold pirated movies, Korean broadcasts online pleads guilty

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).

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Southern California store owner arrested for selling counterfeit merchandise

Following the execution of a state search warrant at his 'Get In Tha Game' store, Gregory Williamson, 50, was taken into custody by special agents with ICE's HSI and investigators from the SBDA's Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit and the DOJ Office of the Inspector General.

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HSI, local partners seize $1.5 million in counterfeit, pirated goods

HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers targeted 23 retailers of counterfeit and pirated goods at the Arecibo flea market.

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ICE, European partners seize 328 Internet domains selling counterfeit goods in coordinated operation

ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and several law enforcement agencies in Europe, coordinated by the European Police Office (Europol), announced the seizure of 328 domain names in two related operations Wednesday. The seized domain names were associated with websites illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online.

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IPR Center supports World Intellectual Property Day

The ICE-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center commemorates World IP Day April 26, which highlights a triple threat to public health and safety and the global economy.

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Philadelphia woman pleads guilty to importing illegal diet pills

ICE HSI agents uncovered that diet pills, illegally imported from China, contained a controlled substance, unapproved drugs and a possible carcinogen.

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Baltimore man pleads guilty to infringing the copyrights of more than 1,000 commercial software programs worth more than $4 million

Naveed Sheikh, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to and infringing copyrights by illegally reproducing and distributing more than 1,000 copyrighted commercial software programs, with a total value of more than $4 million.

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NJ member of $300 million counterfeit conspiracy sentenced to federal prison

Ning Guo, a member of a massive, international conspiracy responsible for importing counterfeit goods from China worth a retail value of $300 million, was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison.

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Puerto Rican man sentenced to 2 years in prison for distributing counterfeit, Chinese-made pharmaceuticals across US

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.

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2 women arrested for selling counterfeit designer merchandise

Two upstate women were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. The charge carries a maximum 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Father and son plead guilty to selling counterfeit software worth $1 million

Robert D. Cook, 56, and his son, Todd A. Cook, 23, both of Wichita Falls, Texas, pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement.

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$1 million in counterfeit items seized

More than 30,000 counterfeit items worth an estimated $1 million were seized last week from two warehouses in metro Detroit by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and officers from the Detroit Police Department.

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ICE meets with industry leaders in battle against counterfeit and pirated products

Representatives from ICE and the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center met with industry leaders in Hong Kong March 5 to discuss the fight against counterfeit and pirated products.

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2 arrested in ICE probe targeting major LA-area Chinese video store

The owner and manager of a popular Monterey Park, Calif., video store were arrested Monday morning by agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on allegations they illegally imported and sold tens of thousands of Chinese movie DVDs bearing a counterfeit Dolby Digital trademark.

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HSI, local partners seize $2 million in counterfeit goods from Puerto Rican retailers

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.

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Florida man sentenced in counterfeit razor blade scheme

Jeffrey Steven Telsey was sentenced Thursday for his role in a scheme to traffic counterfeit razor blades to a Michigan retailer. In January 2008, HSI special agents learned that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores. Meijer Stores purchased the razors from JCA Enterprises, which was owned by Telsey.

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2 Missouri men plead guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods

Two local men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to trafficking in counterfeit goods after federal agents seized hundreds of pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes and other counterfeit apparel from them. The guilty pleas resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security...

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Online seller of fake Cisco cables to serve prison time, forfeit more than $700,000

ConnectZone.com, LLC, of Lynnwood, was sentenced to five years' organizational probation. Its owner, Daniel Oberholtzer, will serve 37 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

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Importer sentenced for bringing in counterfeit exercise gear and bribing customs official

A Southern California woman who was convicted earlier this year of bribery and trafficking in counterfeit exercise gear was sentenced Monday to 41 months in federal prison for attempting to bring counterfeit Malibu Pilates and Bowflex equipment into the United States.

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Counterfeiters thrown for a loss

ICE's 'Operation Interception' sacks vendors for more than 3.56 million dollars in fake merchandise

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HSI special agents seize counterfeit MLB merchandise

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents and Kansas City-area law enforcement seized more than $540,000 in fake Major League Baseball (MLB) merchandise during a two-week operation prior to last week's MLB All-Star Game.

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ICE seizes more than 40,000K worth of fake NFL apparel at area swap meets

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.

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Fresno man sentenced for selling counterfeit video and audio DVDs

Jose Eduardo Jeronimo was sentenced Monday to 2 1/2 years in prison for selling counterfeit video and music DVDs and CDs, following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Bakersfield business owner indicted for trafficking in counterfeit goods

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Bakersfield, Calif., shop owner Eric Huggins with one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods following an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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HSI special agents seize thousands of counterfeit goods

HSI special agents, working in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, seized more than 2,500 counterfeit items valued at more than $69,000 during the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend in Orlando, Fla. Click the headline to learn more about HSI's role in combatting intellectual property theft.

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Maryland man sentenced for criminal copyright infringement

John M. Harris was sentenced today to six months in federal prison for criminal copyright infringement after he admitted he operated a DVD-burning factory from his residence and distributed pirated movies to vendors at the D.C. farmer's market. The sentence is the result of an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Seattle-area distributors of counterfeit tech supplies indicted

A Lynnwood electronics company, a China-based manufacturer and four individuals were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, following a probe by the Seattle-Tacoma Border Enforcement Security Task Force (BEST), including ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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Federal agencies warn against counterfeit decorative contact lenses

The FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations, ICE's HSI, and CBP are working together to seize illegal and harmful versions of correctable vision lenses and decorative or color contact lenses that are illegally imported and distributed throughout the United States.

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HSI Little Rock seizes $100,000 of counterfeit goods

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.

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North Carolina man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit airbags

Igor Borodin pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. district court in Charlotte to trafficking in counterfeit airbags, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

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Pennsylvania man charged with pirating movies and TV shows

Brian Bethman, 38, of Lafayette Hill, is charged with smuggling in more than 6,000 audiovisual copies of movies and television shows that were protected by copyright between April 2010 and April 2011.

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HSI, local partners arrest man for selling counterfeit products at Maryland auction site

Special agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and detectives of the Criminal Investigations Unit of the Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff arrested a Pennsylvania resident for selling counterfeit goods on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Feds arrest suspected large-scale smuggler of counterfeit sex drugs

A former Korean law enforcement officer was interdicted at Los Angeles International Airport with $700,000 worth of counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills.

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St. Louis man sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison for copyright infringement, failing to register as a sex offender

A local man, Saidou Dia, was sentenced on Thursday to 57 months in federal prison on charges relating to a large-scale bootleg movie business and failing to register as a sex offender. About 6,400 counterfeit movies were seized in May as part of the investigation. Also seized were 10 DVD-burning towers capable of producing nearly 90 bootleg...

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HSI guards against counterfeit items at NBA All-Star 2014

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.

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Pennsylvania man who sold counterfeit military goods sentenced to prison

Hao Yang, 25, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz, who also entered an order that Yang forfeit five bank accounts worth more than $59,000, a 2010 Acura purchased with proceeds of the crime, and counterfeit computer software, DVDs, sports jerseys and other items valued at approximately $280,720.

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NHTSA, ICE alert consumers to dangers of counterfeit air bags

Following investigations by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a consumer safety advisory today to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags.

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2,000 pieces of counterfeit goods including Coach, Lacoste and Tous seized in Old San Juan following ICE investigation

Approximately 2,000 pieces of counterfeit merchandise were seized this afternoon in Old San Juan following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation.

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2 additional NinjaVideo top administrators plead guilty to criminal copyright conspiracy Site was seized during first phase of "Operation In Our Sites"

A Washington man and an Oregon man pleaded guilty on Tuesday for their roles in 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.

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2 arrested for illegally trafficking counterfeit weight-loss medication

International undercover investigation by ICE, FDA and USPIS disrupts counterfeit drug manufacturing operation.

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2 Chinese nationals plead guilty to trafficking in counterfeit perfume

Shipment seized contained 30,000 units of perfume bearing counterfeit marks, made to resemble fragrance products from several well-known brands

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2 EMC employees and a Massachusetts business charged in "e-fencing" scheme

Today federal authorities charged a Brockton, Mass., man, a North Carolina man, and a Hanover, Mass., company in federal court for participating in schemes to sell high-tech equipment stolen from EMC Corporation, over the Internet. This investigation was conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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2 Illinois women plead guilty to selling counterfeit goods

More than $1 million fake brand name purses, wallets, sunglasses sold; MSRP of more than $1.6 million.

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2 Israeli men sentenced for smuggling counterfeit and misbranded pharmaceuticals into the United States

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Two Israeli citizens pleaded guilty Monday and were sentenced for smuggling counterfeit and misbranded pharmaceuticals into the United States, including the erectile dysfunction drug marketed in the United States as Cialis®. The sentences resulted from an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Office of Criminal Investigation for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with essential assistance from the Israeli National Police.

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2 LA-area men charged with illegally importing $2 million in counterfeit Disney pins to sell over the Internet

2 LA-area men charged with illegally importing $2 million in counterfeit Disney pins to sell over the Internet

Two Los Angeles-area men will appear in state court here Friday to answer to charges stemming from a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) 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.

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2 Miami-based aircraft parts suppliers plead guilty in procurement fraud scheme, 4 others previously convicted for their roles in counterfeit airplane parts scheme

On April 7, two Davie, Fla., residents pleaded guilty for their participation in a massive procurement fraud scheme designed to defraud the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the commercial aviation sector following a multiple federal agency investigation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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2 Missouri men plead guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods

Two local men pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to trafficking in counterfeit goods after federal agents seized hundreds of pairs of counterfeit Nike shoes and other counterfeit apparel from them. The guilty pleas resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Springfield, Mo., Police Department.

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2 New Jersey men charged for trafficking in counterfeit perfume

WASHINGTON — Two New Jersey men have been arrested for their roles in a conspiracy to import and traffic in counterfeit perfume. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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2 physicians plead guilty in international Internet pharmacy conspiracy

Two physicians have pleaded guilty to conspiracy for their participation in an Internet pharmacy business that generated more than $126 million in gross revenues from the illegal sale of prescription pharmaceuticals.

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2 women arrested for selling counterfeit designer merchandise

Two upstate women were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods. The charge carries a maximum 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine. This investigation is being conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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HSI, local partners seize nearly $4 million in counterfeit pharmaceuticals, goods

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.

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Washington man pleads guilty to trafficking in counterfeit air bags

Vitality Yaremkiv, of Vancouver, Wash., sold more than 900 illegally imported counterfeit air bags between June 2011 and June 2012, earning nearly $140,000.

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Pakistani man residing in Houston pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit pharmaceuticals

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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Los Angeles merchant charged with selling counterfeit designer accessories

Leticia Nunez, a vendor in the Los Angeles fashion district who operates two booths that sell designer handbags, jewelry and other accessories, is expected to be arraigned in federal court Friday afternoon following her indictment for trafficking in counterfeit goods.

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24 arrested by ICE for intellectual property rights, copyright violations

24 arrested by ICE for intellectual property rights, copyright violations

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents, working jointly with Puerto Rico Police Department, San Juan Municipal Police, Puerto Rico Bureau of Special Investigations, Department of Housing, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America and U.S. Marshals Service, arrested 19 men and five women this morning for violations to intellectual property rights and copyright laws.

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Upstate New York man sentenced for importing counterfeit pharmaceuticals

Curtis Henry of Rochester, New York, was sentenced Wednesday to three years probation and ordered to pay $13,377 for importing more than 700 counterfeit Viagra and Cialis tablets from a source in China into the United States. This investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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HSI, Kansas City-area law enforcement seize more than $540,000 in fake MLB merchandise

Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers from other law enforcement agencies seized more than $540,000 in counterfeit Major League Baseball (MLB) merchandise during a two-week operation ending with Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game.

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Louis Vuitton recognizes ICE

Kenneth C. Klug, director of criminal enforcement for Louis Vuitton North America, presents awards to ICE HSI agents who worked on Operation In Our Sites Two. ICE seized more than 80 websites that sold counterfeit products on Cyber Monday.

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Southeast Texas man pleads guilty to trafficking counterfeit goods

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).

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ICE HSI seizes $3 million worth of counterfeit items at D.C.-area flea market

On Oct. 14, 18,640 pieces of counterfeit merchandise were seized from within the D.C. Farmer's Market on the corner of Fifth Street Northeast and Neal Place Northeast by special agents with U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and officers with the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). 11 people were arrested.

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29 charged in New Jersey in international schemes to import counterfeit goods and drugs, launder profits

NEWARK, N.J. – Massive conspiracies to import hundreds of millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China and illegal drugs from Taiwan to the U.S. have been disrupted. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the FBI, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Department of Justice's Organized Crime and Gangs Section, Office of Enforcement Operation and Office of International Affairs.

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ICE hosts local intellectual property rights program for local businesses

Representatives of industry and local and federal law enforcement agencies attended a group session held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to discuss the emerging threat of intellectual property rights (IPR) theft and its connection to organized crime and terrorism.

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Seattle woman sentenced for selling counterfeit exercise equipment

A Washington state woman who sold counterfeit exercise equipment on the Internet was sentenced to 30 days in federal prison Friday, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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ICE Director Morton visits Guangzhou, China

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton visited Guangzhou on Sept. 17 and 18 following earlier stops in Beijing and Shanghai.

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HSI seizes nearly 800 counterfeit sports team hats, jerseys

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.

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ICE plays starring role in battling movie piracy

Under "Operation In Our Sites," a new initiative aimed at Internet counterfeiting and piracy, authorities seized the domain names of several sites offering first-run movies, often within hours of their theatrical release.

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8 arrested in Rockford, Ill., for wire fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods

Eight Rockford residents were arrested and charged this week for trafficking in counterfeit goods and wire fraud. The charges resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the following agencies: U.S ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General, the FBI, the Internal Revenue...

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IPR Center hosts annual symposium

To date, 142 domain names have been seized by the IPR Center, 82 of which have been forfeited for intellectual property right infringement.

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3 alleged counterfeit perfume importers from China indicted in New York

NEW YORK - A federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned a two-count indictment against three Chinese nationals for trafficking in counterfeit goods and conspiracy, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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3 associated with LA store sentenced for selling lead-tainted counterfeit designer jewelry

3 associated with LA store sentenced for selling lead-tainted counterfeit designer jewelry

A federal judge has sentenced the husband and wife owners of a downtown Los Angeles jewelry store to 37 months in prison for illegally importing and selling counterfeit designer jewelry, some of which tested positive for hazardous levels of lead. A third person who worked at the store received a 30-month prison sentence.

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3 conspirators plead guilty to smuggling counterfeit goods through the Port of Baltimore

Three individuals plead guilty in federal court to conspiring to smuggle into the United States counterfeit shoes, handbags and wrist watches manufactured in Malaysia and China and trafficking in counterfeit goods. The guilty pleas resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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3 Indicted in Connection with Sales of Counterfeit High Tech Parts to the U.S. Military

An 11-count indictment unsealed Oct. 8 charged three Newport Coast, Calif., residents with conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit goods or services, and mail fraud, for selling counterfeit integrated circuits to the U.S. Navy. This indictment resulted from an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mustafa Abdul Aljaff, 29, his sister, Marwah Felahy (formerly Aljaff), 32, and her husband, Neil Felahy, 32, were named in the indictment.

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Connecticut man sentenced for making and selling bootlegged DVDs and CDs

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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Paraguayan authorities, working with HSI, seize more than $34 million in counterfeit goods

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.

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Texas honey broker sentenced in Illinois to 3 years in prison for evading nearly $38 million in tariffs on Chinese-origin honey

A Texas honey broker was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for illegally brokering the sale of hundreds of container loads of Chinese-origin honey, which was misrepresented as originating from India or Malaysia, to avoid anti-dumping duties when it entered the United States.

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ICE tackles counterfeit goods at Super Bowl

Three-day joint operation results in more than $1.1 million worth of counterfeit goods seized.

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