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NEWS: Counterfeit Condom Scheme Ends in Prison for Queens Man

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Aug 12, 2010 12:04:01 PM

A Queens man was sentenced to 37 months in prison Wednesday for his role in a counterfeiting scheme that included trafficking more than one million fake Trojan condoms.

Jian “Jimmy” Wang, an American citizen who emigrated from China, received the sentence in Brooklyn federal court from Judge Brian Cogan. He is the first of seven defendants to be sentenced.

Six others were charged, and five from the group — which fraudulently operated under the name ZX Trading Corp. in Queens to hide their practices — have pleaded guilty. The remaining defendant is at large in China.

The six-year counterfeiting scheme, which also included luxury handbags, Barbie dolls and comic books, was uncovered after the knockoff condoms were tested and found to be underperforming, according to court papers. Magnum brands were smaller than they should have been, ribbed models had no ribs, and spermicide condoms had no spermicide. The condoms were imported from China, according to court papers.

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