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Feds Warn Shoppers: Knockoffs Harder To Detect In Digital Age

As the Christmas shopping season kicks into high gear, federal officials Friday warned consumers that detecting counterfeit goods is getting tougher as more products are sold online.

11/28/2014

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Fashion District Merchants Banned, Fined $26M For Selling Counterfeit Goods

Prosecutors say two merchants have been banned from LA’s Fashion District and will pay a $26 million penalty – the largest on record – for selling counterfeit goods.

05/09/2014

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Ex-Calif. Man Convicted Of US Navy Battery Swindle

Federal prosecutors say Didier De Nier was convicted Wednesday of conspiracy and wire fraud. His wife previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy.

04/17/2014

Investigators say they seized over 27 pallets of counterfeit U.S. flags in  “Operation Bogus Stars & Stripes”. (Photo courtesy Huntington Park PD)

Counterfeit American Flags Made In China Seized In Huntington Park Raid

A 27-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell counterfeit flags, police said.

04/17/2014

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LA Anti-Counterfeit Initiative Targets Common Household Items

Authorities warned the public Tuesday about buying potential counterfeit goods this Christmas season.

12/10/2013

Federal officials say counterfeit decorative contact lenses (pictured) can cause infections, corneal ulcers and even blindness. (Photo courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Counterfeit Halloween Contact Lenses May Cause Blindness, FDA Warns

With Halloween less than a week away, federal officials are warning the public about dangers associated with wearing counterfeit decorative contact lenses.

10/24/2013

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CBP Seizes $1.2 Million In Fake Designer Watches At LAX

Customs agents have seized hundreds of counterfeit Rolex and other designer brand watches at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), authorities said Tuesday.

08/27/2013

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FBI Targets Pirated Movie, Music Sales With PSA Campaign

Officials with the FBI’s Los Angeles field office kicked off a public information campaign Tuesday to warn against the potential economic impact of the sale of counterfeit movies, music and other goods.

07/09/2013

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14,000 Counterfeit Toasters From China Seized In Long Beach

Customs officials at the the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex have seized 14,904 toasters from China bearing counterfeit safety markings, authorities announced Thursday.

04/18/2013

(l-r) Raymond Walter Thomas, Whitney Michelle Okel, Brenda Wallace, and Sean Michael Wallace are believed to be members of a white supremacist group, according to police. (courtesy Fullerton PD)

Police: White Supremacist Group Used Gift Cards In Counterfeiting Scheme

Four suspected white supremacists are facing burglary and other charges in an alleged counterfeiting scheme involving gift cards, police said Wednesday.

03/13/2013

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$14M In Fake Hermès Handbags Seized At LA Port

More than $14 million in fake Hermès handbags have been seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2013

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2 Suspects Sought In Santa Monica Counterfeit Check Scheme

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who have used a counterfeit check scheme to con several victims out of thousands of dollars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/01/2012

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20K Pairs Of Counterfeit Christian Louboutin Shoes Seized From Chinese Shipment

More than 20,000 pairs of counterfeit Christian Louboutin shoes, worth an estimated $57,490, were seized from a shipment from China at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport complex.

08/16/2012

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Fake Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh Playing Cards Worth $218K Seized

Thousands of fake Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Zexal playing cards were seized from shipment arriving from China at the Los Angeles/Long Beach seaport this week.

07/13/2012

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LA Vendor Indicted For Allegedly Selling Lead-Tainted Counterfeit Handbags

Leticia Nunez, 38, is accused of selling counterfeit designer handbags, jewelry and other accessories that may have contained hazardous amounts of lead.

04/27/2012

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