-- Texas Pharmacist Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Drugs On September 25, 2006, in Houston, Texas, a licensed pharmacist was sentenced to two years imprisonment for selling counterfeit and misbranded Cialis and Viagra from China. He was convicted by a jury's verdict in May 2006 after a two-day trial during which the United States proved he had ordered counterfeit and misbranded pharmaceuticals from China via the internet and arranged for the drugs to be shipped to him at his home in Sugarland, Texas.
-- Internet Distributor of Pirated Software Sentenced to 6 Years' Imprisonment and Ordered to Pay $4.1 Million in Restitution
On August 25, 2006, in the Eastern District of Virginia, a Florida man was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to pay $4.1 million in restitution for operating a for-profit piracy website known as BUYSUSA.com. The ordered forfeiture included a wide array of assets, including two Cessna airplanes, a helicopter, a Lamborghini, a 2005 Hummer, a 28 foot boat, and an ambulance.
-- Florida Men Sentenced to Terms of Seven and Eight Years' Imprisonment, Respectively, for Massive Conspiracy to Sell Counterfeit Goods, Including Electrical Cords and Batteries
On August 25, 2006, in the Southern District of Florida, two men were sentenced to 97- and 87-month prison terms, respectively, for a massive conspiracy to sell counterfeit goods, including but not limited to electrical cords, batteries, and handbags bearing the counterfeit marks of Underwriters Laboratories, Duracell, and Louis Vuitton and Gucci, respectively.
In addition to the above cases, the Department has continued to
prosecute defendants from the two largest international enforcement actions
ever undertaken against online piracy, known as Operations FastLink and
SiteDown. The takedowns of these international FBI undercover operations in
|SOURCE U.S. Department of Justice|
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