Category Archives: Criminal Enforcement

Wholesaler admits to conspiracy to sell military and government knock-off goods – Providence Business News

PROVIDENCE – Ramin Kohanbash of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to the selling of more than $20 million in counterfeit goods to the United States military, government purchasers and companies that supply the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. …

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O.C. Businessman Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses – DOJ

SANTA ANA, California – The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison for selling counterfeit integrated circuits he obtained from China, some of which were purchased by defense contractors for military use.

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NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure – Bloomberg

“A metals manufacturer faked test results and provided faulty materials to NASA, causing more than $700 million in losses and two failed satellite launch missions, according to an investigation by the U.S. space agency.

The fraud involved an Oregon company called Sapa Profiles Inc., which falsified thousands of certifications for aluminum parts over 19 years for hundreds of customers, including NASA….”

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Chinese National Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Computer Parts | USAO-SDTX | Department of Justice

HOUSTON – A Beijing, China, man was sentenced to federal prison today for directing the shipment of counterfeit computer-networking equipment into the Southern District of Texas. …

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SWFL companies accused of importing, selling counterfeit products – WBBH

“Two Southwest Florida companies are accused of importing then selling counterfeit electronic parts according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. …”

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N.J. manufacturer placed soldiers’ lives at risk, man says in whistleblower suit – NJ.com

“A New Jersey man has filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was fired from his quality assurance job after complaining the company used foreign-made pieces on tanks that placed the lives of U.S. soldiers at risk. …”

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Orange County Electronics Distributor Charged with Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses

LOS ANGELES – The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit integrated circuits, some of which could have been used in military applications. …

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IPR Center celebrates tenth anniversary on World IP Day

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), FBI and other partner agencies with the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) renewed their fight today against counterfeiting and IP theft that threaten the safety of American consumers, levy negative impacts on the U.S. economy and fund transnational criminal organizations, during at an event recognizing the center’s tenth anniversary. …

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 million – Reuters

(Reuters) – United Technologies Corp (UTX.N) will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified the authenticity of counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday….

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Hers ia a press release from DoJ on the matter…

United Technologies Corporation Pays More Than $1 Million to Resolve False Claims Violations | USAO-CT | Department of Justice

Fraudsters Supplied Counterfeit for Pacific Fleet’s Recon Ship – Mil.Today (Russia)

… “”We have revealed the facts of submission of documents containing misrepresentations regarding quality of the components required for repairs of main and auxiliary engines of the ship named Kurily. However, origin of the components was not found” …

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