The LAPD teamed up with the FBI and HSI’s Trade Fraud Group to take down a major distributor of counterfeit goods in the Southern California area. The agencies took the subject down in early April of this year and recovered almost $1,000,000.00 worth of counterfeit handbags, wallets, shoes, sunglasses and other items.
The subject was no stranger to the counterfeit game as this was his third arrest! Well, the judge handling his new case was not too happy about the subject’s repeated bad behavior.
Based on the great investigation conducted by law enforcement and the LA County District Attorney’s, the subject had no choice but to plead guilty to the charges. He was promptly sentenced to prison!
This case is another great example of how agencies can work together and achieve a great result! Trademark Counterfeiting and Piracy are a large part of the Underground Economy and are leading to the Economic Undermining of America.
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