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Dec 22, 2017 Dulles CBP Seizes Counterfeit Beats Headphones
STERLING, Va., – If you are waiting on Beats head phones as a special gift for the holidays, your wait just got a little longer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 240 of the popular wireless headphones for being counterfeits to the Dr. Dre trademark.
Dec 21, 2017 Local Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Contraband Cigarettes
Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that JADALLAH SAED age 31, of Gretna, was sentenced on December 20, 2017 after previously pleading guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit cigarettes. U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt sentenced SAED to 22 months imprisonment to be followed by a 2 year term of supervised release.
Dec 20, 2017 Fitchburg Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Counterfeit Steroid Conspiracy
BOSTON – A Fitchburg woman pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston to trafficking steroids. Elizabeth Green, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances before U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs, who scheduled sentencing for March 15, 2018.
Dec 20, 2017 Dominican National Arrested and Charged with Fentanyl Conspiracy Including the Distribution of Counterfeit Pain Pills
BOSTON – A Dominican national was arrested and charged today in federal court in Boston with crimes relating to his role in a wide-ranging narcotics trafficking operation that included distributing counterfeit prescription pain pills containing fentanyl throughout Boston and Cape Cod. Santiago Pena, 49, a Dominican national residing in Roxbury, was charged by indictment with conspiracy to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl.
Dec 08, 2017 Worcester Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Defrauding SNAP Benefits Program and Selling Counterfeit Merchandise
BOSTON – The owner of Esther’s Fashion Paradise in Worcester pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to defrauding the SNAP benefits program and selling counterfeit merchandise.
Dec 07, 2017 Mountain Grove Woman Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Louis Vuitton Scheme
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Mountain Grove, Mo., woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to smuggling counterfeit Louis Vuitton material into the United States so that she could make and sell counterfeit merchandise on her website.
Dec 07, 2017 Ozark Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeit Airbag Scheme
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Ozark, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a scheme to sell counterfeit automotive airbags and components online.
Nov 27, 2017 Biggest hit against online piracy: Over 20,520 internet domain names seized for selling counterfeit
Joint investigations by Europol’s Intellectual Property Crime Coordinated Coalition (IPC³), the US National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Centre and law enforcement authorities from 27 EU Member States and third parties , facilitated by INTERPOL, have seized over 20 520 domain names that were offering counterfeit goods, for example luxury products, sportswear, electronics, pharmaceuticals and online piracy on e-commerce platforms and social networks.
Nov 27, 2017 Improve Your Cyber Posture: Beware of Online Shopping and “Cyber Monday” Scams
While online shopping offers increased convenience, it also provides opportunities for scammers to target consumers through fake websites, phony offers, and malicious apps.