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News Round-Up 3/12/12

Posted by admin on Mar 12, 2012 8:53:14 AM
Thousands of Seized Counterfeit Disney Children's Shoes Shredded


Thousands of seized counterfeit children’s shoes sold to unwitting customers on eBay have been shredded.

The remains of the fake Lelli Kelly and Disney branded footwear, seized from a Tolworth couple last January, will now be sent abroad to be incinerated.

Kingston Council had planned to give the Chinese made shoes to charity but said this week that taking the labels off the shoes would ruin them.

For the complete story, please visit Your Local Guardian.

No Bail for Wine Collector Accused of Fraud


A federal judge in New York has denied bail for an Indonesian wine dealer accused of trying to sell more than $1.3 million worth of counterfeit bottles to other wealthy collectors.

Rudy Kurniawan was arrested Thursday at his home in Arcadia, Calif.

Federal prosecutors say the once-esteemed collector repeatedly tried to pass off dozens of bottles as rare vintages that sell for thousands of dollars each.

For the complete story, please visit Wall Street Journal.

Feds Arrest Suspected Large-Scale Smuggler of Counterfeit Sex Drugs


A former Korean law enforcementofficer who now lives in Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday by federal agents for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly 40,000 counterfeit erectile dysfunction pills into the United States through Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) concealed in his golf bag and luggage.

Kil Jun Lee, 71, was taken into custody Wednesday morning by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) special agents at his Los Angeles apartment. He is charged in a criminal complaint with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

For the complete story, please visit Right Side News.

Topics: Luxury Goods, Pharmaceuticals, In the Headlines