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New Zealand physician sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs

Robin Han, a New Zealand physician who acted as a large-scale supplier of bogus erectile dysfunction drugs to distributors in California, Texas and Europe, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay nearly $200,000 in restitution on charges stemming from a long-term probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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South Korean sentenced to more than 3 years for copyright infringement

A 37-year-old South Korean national who formerly lived in Everett, Sang Jin Kim, was sentenced Friday to 40 months in federal prison for two counts of criminal copyright infringement following an intellectual property rights probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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3 individuals charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods

Three Florida men were charged in three separate indictments for trafficking in counterfeit goods. They face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. The cases were investigated by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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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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5 Fresno men charged in HSI probe targeting major counterfeit DVD trafficking scheme

Five Fresno men have been indicted on federal charges following a probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that uncovered a scheme to produce and sell tens of thousands of counterfeit movie and audio disks valued at more than $1 million.

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Pennsylvania man, store owner, sentenced to 44 months in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods

The seized products included purses, handbags, wearing apparel, wallets, sunglasses, scarves, labels, jewelry, watches and handbag locks for multiple registered trademark holders.

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HSI seizes 686 websites selling counterfeit medicine to unsuspecting consumers

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.

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Florida man charged with selling $7 million of unapproved oncology drugs through San Diego pharmacy

A Florida man faces federal charges for operating an illicit pharmaceutical scheme out of his home that sold more than $7 million of unapproved and misbranded oncology drugs at a substantial discount to doctors in the United States through a San Diego pharmacy.

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Distributor of counterfeit pharmaceuticals sentenced to 21 months in prison

A man from Puerto Rico was sentenced to 21 months in prison Thursday on 12 counts related to the trafficking of counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson, Southern District of Texas.

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Rhode Island man arrested for selling suspected counterfeit merchandise

A Rhode Island man was arrested Wednesday on charges of trafficking counterfeit merchandise. The arrest follows a six-month investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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New York City couple, 3 others plead guilty in connection with counterfeit Nike sneaker ring

As part of their plea agreements, both Lin and Hu agreed to abandon any claim to more than $600,000 and dozens of pairs of counterfeit sneakers seized from their New York residence following their 2007 arrest.

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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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Leader of Internet piracy group 'IMAGiNE' pleads guilty to copyright infringement conspiracy

A Portsmouth, Va., man pleaded guilty today to conspiring to willfully reproduce and distribute tens of thousands of infringing copies of copyrighted works without permission, including infringing copies of movies before they were commercially released on DVD.

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ICE, industry partner to combat brand theft

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.

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HSI, local partners seize $18 million in counterfeit contact lenses and merchandise

On Aug. 21, HSI special agents and partner law enforcement officers worked in teams to execute 17 federal search warrants.

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Florida man sentenced to prison for trafficking counterfeit Viagra and Cialis

This investigation was initiated after HSI Houston conducted an undercover operation where special agents made several purchases of counterfeit Cialis from companies outside the United States

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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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2 Illinois women sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

Two women who did business as "The Purse Lady" were sentenced in federal court Monday for conspiring to traffic counterfeit merchandise in the Rockford, Ill., area. The sentences resulted from a joint investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bloomington Police Department, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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Man convicted for role in international counterfeit drug distribution scheme

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice are working together to combat intellectual property crimes.

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3 Illinois men sentenced to federal prison for selling counterfeit goods

Three local men were sentenced in federal court Thursday for selling counterfeit clothes, shoes and merchandise in the Rockford area. These sentences resulted from a joint investigation into food-stamp fraud and counterfeit merchandise sales.

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