Tag: counterfeit

Shanghai COVID-19 Death Toll Raises Questions

Fake Chanel bags, Prada shoes, and 3M face masks—what’s happening with these counterfeits from China trying to make their way into the United States? An old rule has been exploited, the United States suffers a great loss, and the beneficiaries are mainly Chinese companies. Shanghai’s official infection rates are raising questions. Many have said they…


J&J Sues to Block Sales of ‘Dangerous’ Counterfeit HIV Drugs

Johnson & Johnson has filed a lawsuit against drug distributors and a pharmacy seeking to stop the sale of counterfeit versions of its HIV drugs, months after a similar case brought by Gilead Sciences Inc. In a complaint filed on April 7 and made public on Tuesday, J&J said it had learned of widespread counterfeiting…


Chinese National Sentenced to Jail for Conspiracy to Defraud Apple With Counterfeits

A Chinese national was sentenced to just over two years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $2 million on Feb. 1, after being found guilty of defrauding Apple out of more than $1 million. A joint announcement by the U.S Attorney’s Office, Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service, said that Wu…


South Korean Food Companies Join Forces to Sue Chinese Copycats

China is infamous for its rampant “copycat” culture. Counterfeit and knockoff products continue to dominate China’s domestic markets despite the ongoing CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. Being fed up with losses, several South Korean food producers have recently joined forces to address the growing distribution of counterfeit products in China. According to Korea Bizwire,…


Virginia Couple Receive Nearly 20 Years Combined Prison Sentence for $31.8 Million Counterfeit Coupon Scheme

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Oct. 21 released further details about a $31.8 million counterfeit coupon scheme that resulted in a Virginia couple receiving a combined prison sentence of nearly 20 years. In September, Lori Ann Talens, 41, was sentenced to 12 years in prison, while her husband Pacifico Talens, Jr., 43, was sentenced to seven years behind bars one…


Chinese National Charged With Selling $9.5 Million in Counterfeit Laptop Batteries

A federal judge has indicted a Chinese national in Los Angeles for allegedly participating in a scheme to manufacture and sell $9.5 million worth of Chinese counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics, the Department of Justice announced on Oct. 4. United States District Judge John F. Walter sentenced 30-year-old Cai Zhoulin, also known as Allen…


Heavy Rains Continue in Central China

Chinese officials are forcing people to get vaccinated, even though Beijing says it’s not required. Residents who don’t want to get the shot may face retaliation from officials. A video shows a group of authorities forcing a farmer away from his field to get the vaccine. Heavy rains strike in Henan Province. The downpour led…


US Border Officers Seize Over 39,000 Fake Designer Products From China

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last month seized over 39,000 fake designer products from China at a port in Los Angeles. The fake designer goods arrived in two cargo shipments, with the first intercepted on July 19 and a second one on July 30 at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port. The counterfeit products included…


US Border Agency Seizes Knockoff DEA and FBI Badges From China

U.S. border officers in Chicago seized “very realistic” fake law enforcement badges arriving from China in the past week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced in an Aug. 17 press release. The federal agency seized a total of nine counterfeit badges on Aug. 13 and 15, including one Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) badge and…


US Border Agency Intercepts Fake DEA, FBI Badges From China

U.S. border officers in Chicago seized “very realistic” fake law enforcement badges arriving from China in the past week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said on Aug. 17. The agency seized a total of nine counterfeit badges in several parcels on Aug. 13 and 15, including one FBI badge and eight Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)…