Stack Of Cash

ICE works to shut down counterfeit websites run by cartels, terrorist groups

SALT LAKE CITY — Scouring the internet, posing as shoppers, federal agents were able to find hundreds of sites touting deals that are coming at a dangerous cost, unbeknownst to most consumers. Read More

December 3, 2013

Black Market for Counterfeit Goods Rakes in $500 Billion Yearly

At a rooftop police parking lot in downtown Los Angeles, a final briefing for a joint task force of the FBI and the LAPD. Read More

October 30, 2013

Criminal kingdom smashed and terrifying armory seized in police bid to return Manchester to “law-abiders”

More than 300,000 dollars of drugs, weapons, high powered cars and 2 million of counterfeit items have been seized in one of the largest operations against criminal gangs in Manchester’s history. Read More

October 29, 2013

MLB scours ballpark area for fake merchandise

The Cardinals and the Red Sox aren’t the only teams in St. Louis for the World Series.

Major League Baseball Properties, the league’s licensing agent, also has flown in a team from New York to seek out and seize counterfeit T-shirts, ball caps and other merchandise that proliferates during the postseason. Read More

October 29, 2013

LA man sentenced for smuggling fake erectile drugs

LOS ANGELES – A former South Korean law enforcement officer living in Los Angeles has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison for trying to smuggle nearly 40,000 phony erectile dysfunction pills into the U.S. Read More

September 4, 2013   sacbee

5 plead guilty in NJ in counterfeit goods

NEWARK, NJ—Five members of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy have pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Read More

August 21, 2013

Using Data to Fight Counterfeiting

Whether advertised on seedy websites or peddled on Manhattan’s Canal Street, counterfeit goods remain a serious problem for U.S. businesses and consumers. Read More

August 7, 2013   Huffington Post

California man in prison for importing counterfeit tainted pills

A Southern California man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for illegally importing thousands of counterfeit male-enhancement pills that contained hazardous lead levels. Read More

August 5, 2013   The Republic

Why organized crime is a growing force in world politics

Mexicans are celebrating a victory over the drug mafia this week. The arrest of Miguel Ángel Treviño Morales, the head of the Zeta drug cartel, is big news. Read More

August 4, 2013   Tico Times

Second Defendant Sent to Prison for Counterfeiting Ring

A second defendant in a bootlegging DVD and CD ring is headed to federal prison. Leticia Aguilar was sentenced to one year behind bars this morning. Read More

August 3, 2013