Counterfeiting and forgery

This April 12, 2018, photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows counterfeit cosmetics to be seized by police in the Santee Alley area of Los Angeles. $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces, Los Angeles police said Monday, April 16, 2018. (Cpt. Marc Reina/Los Angeles Police Department via AP)
April 16, 2018 - 8:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say $700,000 worth of counterfeit cosmetics seized from vendors in downtown's fashion district have tested positive for bacteria, lead and traces of animal feces. Officials said Monday that the investigation began after customers complained of rashes and other...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 photo Greek authorities present confiscated passports and identification cards at the Athens Police Headquarters. Last year, Greek police caught a total of 1,672 migrants trying to sneak out of the country by plane. There's a thriving illegal industry in Greece that churns out counterfeit passports and identity papers. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
March 28, 2018 - 4:13 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A month after squeezing into a rubber boat to cross a frigid river on the Greek-Turkish border, Syrian refugee Mohammad al Jarad sat in a chartered private jet leaving a small Greek airport for France. The travel upgrade was the latest ploy by international smuggling...
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March 15, 2018 - 2:01 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has convicted a former businessman and an art gallery owner of fraud and falsifying documents for selling fake paintings attributed to Russian avant-garde artists including Vasily Kandinsky. The dpa news agency reported Thursday the two men, aged 45 and 72, received...
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March 05, 2018 - 3:08 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 30 months in jail in connection with a counterfeit scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday that 39-year-old David Michael Gibson was sentenced for conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit currency. A...
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February 22, 2018 - 6:37 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man's provision of a counterfeit $20 bill to a friend for gas led to his arrest on heroin trafficking charges. The Rock Hill Herald reports a Rock Hill police report says a woman who tried to pay for gas with the bill early Tuesday told police that 33-year-...
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A billboard supporting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the presidential election scheduled for March hangs in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. El-Sissi is virtually guaranteed to win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. Arabic reads, "So you can build it." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
January 23, 2018 - 7:07 am
CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on events related to Egypt's elections (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A top aide to Egypt presidential hopeful Sami Annan tells the AP the former chief of staff has been arrested by the military. Egypt's military announced earlier Tuesday it will investigate Annan for...
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House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, center, embraces Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, left, as House and Senate conferees after GOP leaders announced they have forged an agreement on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, looks on at far right. Democrats objected to the bill and asked that a final vote be delayed until Senator-elect Doug Jones of Alabama is seated. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 13, 2017 - 9:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to...
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FILE- In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Fairhope Ala. As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents Moore are bending the truth, or shattering it to pieces, in the campaign's final stretch. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 10, 2017 - 6:29 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in the campaign's final stretch. One website falsely proclaimed that one of the women who accused Moore...
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November 20, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on six Iranian men and companies for counterfeiting Yemeni currency as a part of a scheme by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to destabilize the country. The Treasury Department said Monday that those sanctioned, including two...
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October 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Two Macedonian men appeared in a court in northern Greece Thursday after being arrested on an international warrant issued by their country on charges related to an illegal wiretapping scandal. Greek authorities said the two were arrested Wednesday at Thessaloniki...
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