The LAPD’s Piracy Unit teamed up with the FBI to take down a major manufacturer and distributor of counterfeit goods. The subject was supplying vendors throughout the Western United States. The subjects were no strangers to counterfeiting as they both have prior convictions for trademark counterfeiting and have been in the counterfeit business for over 15 years.
Law enforcement took down the subjects at their apartment, which had been converted to a manufacturing space and sales location for the counterfeit goods, along with a storage unit at a nearby Public Storage facility. Agents and Officers did an outstanding job identifying the entire operation. Law enforcement seized nearly a million dollars in items.
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By Kris Buckner, Investigative Consultants