Counterfeiting and forgery

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, file photo, Gov. John Carney speaks at a news conference in Wilmington, Del. Delaware's attorney general is investigating the medical contractor for the state's prison system amid allegations that contract counselors were ordered to forge documents to indicate that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. "It's upsetting that so many years down the road, and we're still not apparently getting what we're paying for," a frustrated Carney said Tuesday, May 14, 2019. "That's just unacceptable." (Suchat Pederson/The News Journal via AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 7:55 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's attorney general is investigating the state's prison system medical contractor amid allegations that staffers were ordered to forge documents to falsely state that inmates were getting mental health treatment they never received. Officials confirmed the investigation...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2017 file photo, Stan Lee arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" at the TCL Chinese Theatre. A former business manager of Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse of the late Marvel Comics mogul. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed five counts Friday, May 10, 2019, against 43-year-old Keya Morgan, including felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A warrant has been issued for Morgan’s arrest. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 2:55 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former business manager of Stan Lee has been charged with five counts of elder abuse involving the late Marvel Comics mogul. Los Angeles County prosecutors filed the charges Friday against 43-year-old Keya Morgan, including felony allegations of theft, embezzlement, forgery or...
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May 06, 2019 - 6:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia say a man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison in the sale of counterfeit tickets to sporting events, including the Super Bowl. Prosecutors said 45-year-old Eugene Smith of Lithonia, Georgia was sentenced Monday to 51 months...
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Pieces of evidence are presented on Friday, May 3, 2019 at a press conference in Wiesbaden, Germany, about European and American investigators breaking up one of the world’s largest online criminal trafficking operations, which was allegedly responsible for the international trafficking of drugs, as well as forged documents and other illegal materials. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested on allegations they operated the so-called “Wall Street Market” Darknet platform. In Los Angeles, two drug suppliers were arrested and authorities confiscated some $1 million, drugs and weapons. (Silas Stein/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2019 - 10:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — European and American investigators have broken up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking operations in a series of raids in the United States and Germany, authorities said Friday. Three German men, ages 31, 22 and 29, were arrested after the raids in three southern...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Daniel Zhang, CEO of Alibaba Group speaks to journalists during Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival also known as Singles Day in Shanghai, China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government’s annual list of “notorious markets’’ that peddle counterfeit products. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
April 25, 2019 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group remains on the U.S. government's annual list of "notorious markets" that peddle counterfeit products. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday that Alibaba's on-line marketplace Taobao.com continues sell "high volumes" of...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner in Washington, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 03, 2019 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum on Wednesday to rein in what the administration calls the "Wild West" of online trafficking in counterfeit goods. The memorandum is aimed at stopping the sale of counterfeit products on sites like Amazon, eBay and China's e-...
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April 02, 2019 - 2:44 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man has pleaded guilty to trafficking counterfeit car parts made in China and passing them off as authentic pieces from American car makers. New outlets report 71-year-old Drexel C. Benton, of Thomasville, pleaded guilty on Friday. A U.S. Attorney's Office news release...
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FILE - This March 2, 2017, file photo shows a sign advertising bus trips to California with connections to Mexico, at a shop in the predominantly Latino town of Woodburn, Ore. A man from Woodburn has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to produce false documents after agents found a document-forging lab in his apartment that had allegedly produced over 10,000 fake social security cards, drivers licenses and immigration-related documents. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)
March 05, 2019 - 7:42 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab churned out thousands of fake Social Security cards, drivers' licenses and immigration documents that were sold around the United States for years. The operation, revealed for the first time Tuesday...
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March 02, 2019 - 7:04 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say the ex-husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey spent the night in a Miami jail after being arrested on fraud charges. Peter Thomas was arrested Friday at Miami International Airport on a fugitive warrant. Miami-Dade police told news outlets the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019 file photo, people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon is providing a tool that will allow brands to remove listings from its site themselves that they consider to be for counterfeit goods. The online giant is also launching a product serialization service, which allows brands to put unique codes on their products during the manufacturing process. The codes are then scanned by Amazon to confirm authenticity once purchased. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
February 28, 2019 - 6:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Carhartt hoodie that Laura Serghe bought two years ago looked phony. And then, what was supposed to be an Eastpak backpack, arrived recently with messy stitching and a label inside that peeled off easily. Both were bought from one place: Amazon, the world's largest online...
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