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Federal Agency Uncovers $20M in Fake Sports Merchandise

Enforcement actions led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) resulted in the seizure of over 260,000 counterfeit sports-related items worth an estimated $20 million, and joint investigative efforts led to 56 arrests with 50 convictions, according to an announcement by U.S. …

Domains Selling Counterfeit Merchandise Shut Down by Global Teamwork

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teamed with industry and 24 law enforcement agencies across 18 countries to shutdown 29,684 domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers as part of Project …

International Agencies Warn Against Fake Domestic Appliances and Auto Parts

A group of international partners, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), warned consumers of the dangers associated with the spread of counterfeit domestic appliances and automotive parts. Law enforcement authorities are increasingly detecting counterfeit electrical appliances, toys and body …

HSI Seizes $1M in Counterfeit Merchandise From Louisiana Store

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), along with the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, seized 3,082 counterfeit items with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of more than $1 million from a Baton Rouge business Thursday. The seized …

‘Operation Red Zone’ Nabs $17.3M in Fake NFL Merchandise

The nationwide enforcement operation dubbed ‘Operation Red Zone’ netted 196,333 items including fake jerseys, ball caps, t-shirts, jackets and other souvenirs, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The items had a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of more …

Corporations Charged for Allegedly Importing Hazardous Toys From China

Five individuals and five corporations have been charged for allegedly importing hazardous and counterfeit toys from China for sale in the United States. These charges stem from an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), …

U.S. Agency Dismantles Massive International Cyber Theft Conspiracy

A Chinese national pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and wire fraud. The individual operated a website used to distribute more than $100 million worth of pirated software around the world, making it one of the …

89 Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods Seized

89 website domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise to unsuspecting consumers were seized, according to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The 89 domain names were seized as part of Project Cyber Monday, …

686 Websites Selling Counterfeit Medicine Seized

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. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the …

2 Illinois Women Plead Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Goods

Two Central Illinois women have pleaded guilty of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods. The two woman conducted business as “The Purse Lady” and sold counterfeit items. They each face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. …