Owners of CA Computer Company Sentenced to Prison and Forfeit $2 Million for Illegal Exports to Iran

Massoud Habibion, 49, a U.S. citizen, Mohsen Motamedian, 44, a U.S. citizen, and their Costa Mesa, Calif., company, Online Micro LLC, were recently sentenced in the District of Columbia in connection with a scheme to illegally export millions of dollars worth of computer-related goods from the United States to Iran through the United Arab Emirates […]

SEC Charges Former Morgan Stanley Executive with FCPA Violations

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged a former executive at Morgan Stanley with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) as well as securities laws for investment advisers by secretly acquiring millions of dollars worth of real estate investments for himself and an influential Chinese official who in turn steered business to Morgan […]

Over $1.5 Million Seized from Online Sale of Counterfeit Sports Apparel manufactured in China

The Department of Justice seized more than $1.5 million in proceeds from the distribution of counterfeit sports apparel and jerseys, following an investigation into the sale of counterfeit goods on commercial websites conducted by the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center), which is led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security […]

Over $47 million in Counterfeit Goods Seized at Flea Market

A very productive enforcement action at the end of April at the Patapsco Flea Market in Baltimore conducted by special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) resulted in the agency’s largest counterfeit seizure at a flea market. On Sunday, April 22, HSI special agents executed a federal search warrant […]