1.2 Million Dollars in Counterfeit Jewelry Seized

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A counterfeit organization operating in the Santee Alley area was dismantled by law enforcement officials. They seized 1.2 million dollars worth of counterfeit jewelry bearing the trademarks of various world famous brand owners. The organization used a network of warehouses and storage units to store and distribute their counterfeit merchandise.

The group had been directly importing their counterfeits from China and Korea. The scary thing is, the jewelry was tested and contained high levels of lead, even though the jewelry was marked “lead free”. Intellectual property enforcement actions protect both the original brand owner and the consuming public. Counterfeits can be dangerous because you never know what’s inside them!

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Kris Buckner, Investigative Consultants

Los Angeles Gang Member Arrested

It does not matter if it is counterfeit handbags, batteries, shoes, shampoo or music CDs, if gangsters can make money selling them, they will do it. The LAPD arrested another gangster selling fakes in the city of LA. The gangster was from the Geer Gang and was already on probation for other crimes.

More and more gang members have turned to selling counterfeit trademarked merchandise. Intellectual property investigations have lead to the arrest of some really bad people. Until the demand slows for counterfeit goods, the gangsters will continue to engage in trademark counterfeiting and piracy. People need to stop buying fakes and that is the only way to combat counterfeiting.

Kris Buckner, Investigative Consultants