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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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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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Major overseas supplier of phony pharmaceuticals pleads guilty to federal charges

A foreign physician suspected of being a large-scale supplier of phony erectile dysfunction drugs to distributors in California, Texas and Europe faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to federal charges stemming from a long-term probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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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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Man who sold counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs online receives prison time

A Canoga Park man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to using Craigslist to advertise and sell counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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

Gregory A. Cherwonik pleaded guilty Wednesday 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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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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ICE-led IPR Center seizes 70 websites duping consumers into buying counterfeit merchandise

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) seized 70 websites that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise.

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IPR Center welcomes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as its 21st partner agency

In a move designed to bolster partnerships and information sharing on intellectual property crime, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) joined the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations-led National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) to become the center's 21st partner agency.

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Baltimore man indicted in scheme to reproduce and distribute more than 1,000 copyrighted commercial software programs worth over $4 million

A federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today charging a Baltimore man with conspiring to, and illegally reproducing and distributing more than 1,000 copyrighted commercial software programs, with a total value of more than $4 million, following an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

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

A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Friday 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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HSI dismantles counterfeit cell phone operation, 3 arrested

A counterfeit trafficking ring has been dismantled resulting in the seizure of more than 32,000 bogus cell phones and other electronics. Three individuals were arrested by law enforcement Tuesday after an extensive investigation conducted by ICE HSI, CBP and the Nassau County Police Department.

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Memphis man pleads guilty in sale of counterfeit goods

Pursuant to a plea agreement and settlement with the United States, the accused forfeited all interest in the Southwest Flea Market property.

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HSI seizes 2 websites offering fraudulent store and rewards coupons and related PayPal accounts

Two domain names and three PayPal accounts were seized Friday, in connection with a scheme to sell fraudulent store and rewards coupons, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Anyone who tries to access the websites, Sderclub.com and ccccpn.com, will be directed instead to a banner that provides notice...

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Colorado attorney general announces 4 people indicted following the local seizure of nearly $300,000 in counterfeit cycling gear

Four individuals were indicted recently for computer crime, filing false tax returns and trademark counterfeiting for selling counterfeit cycling jerseys and bicycle components on the Internet, announced Monday by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Seized counterfeit items have an estimated industry MSRP value of $285,306.

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Houston jury convicts distributor of counterfeit pharmaceuticals

A federal jury Thursday convicted a Puerto Rican man, Luis Angel Garcia Torres, on 12 counts relating to trafficking counterfeit goods. The investigation was conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Torres used the Internet to obtain and distribute counterfeit erectile dysfunction drugs.

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South Texas man sentenced to federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods

Rolando Montalvo was sentenced Friday to 13 months in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit merchandise, following an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). HSI special agents seized nearly 4,000 pieces of merchandise from Montalvo's store with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of almost $1 million.

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$6.3 million settlement reached in False Claims Act case

A $6.3 million settlement was reached Monday to resolve claims that companies misclassified auto parts manufactured in China and imported to the United States, to evade $2.5 million in duties. The settlement follows an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). CMAI Industries, LLC, China Metal Products Co., Ltd....

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Counterfeit NBA merchandise seized from Oklahoma City stores

Special agents from ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), officers from Oklahoma City Police Department (OCPD), and representatives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) seized counterfeit NBA merchandise, especially related to the Oklahoma Thunder basketball team, from four local stores Wednesday.

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ICE seizes thousands of counterfeit items at Birmingham stores

Special agents with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) seized nearly 1,400 counterfeit items with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of more than $400,000 at two Birmingham, Ala., stores May 23.

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