A drug trafficking case investigated jointly with Homeland Security Investigations has resulted in the sentencing of a Pennsylvania man to 70 months in a federal prison. A federal judge also ordered him to pay $3,648,911.18 in restitution.
A total of eight fraudulent websites seeking profits from the COVID-19 pandemic have been seized, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney’s Office, in connection with investigations by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the HSI-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. At least one fraudulent website claimed to sell counterfeit vaccinations.
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) is teaming up with several of its federal partner agencies to warn the public about yet another COVID-19 scam, and to offer tips to avoid and report it.
𝗛𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀, using the expertise of special agents that investigate crimes associated with pharmaceuticals as part of the IPR Center's Operation Apothecary, assisted the Drug Enforcement Administration with this case.
The IPR Center is pleased to be partnered with Michigan State University’s Center for Anti-Counterfeiting and Product Protection during March Madness to ensure your safety and awareness when shopping online for team merchandise.
More than 460,000 counterfeit 3M N95 surgical masks destined to be used by first responders in the Pacific Northwest region have been seized by Homeland Security Investigations' (HSI) Border Enforcement Security Taskforce, CBP and FBI.
A Maryland man faces up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty to copyright infringement for selling more than $300,000 worth of counterfeit DVDs containing copyrighted works, including popular movies, tv shows, and fitness programs.
Homeland Security Investigations special agents have seized approximately 10 million counterfeit 3M N95 respirator masks recently, as the Department of Homeland Security and 3M, the mask manufacturer, work to prevent counterfeit masks from reaching hospital workers and first responders.
Following a joint investigation with Homeland Security Investigations, a Michigan man has been indicted on charges linking him to 1,000 THC vape cartridges he allegedly planned to distribute in northern Ohio.
The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center has announced a formal partnership with the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition to protect legitimate manufacturers, retailers and consumers, across every sector of the global economy, by preventing illegal counterfeit goods from entering the United States.