CHESTER pllc 2012 Holiday Letter

With one year almost at an end and a new year already visible on the horizon, it’s natural to look back over the past months to reflect a bit before diving head first into 2013. As such, and in keeping with the time-honored tradition of the “Holiday Letter,” I wanted to take this opportunity to revisit […]

Taiwanese Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber

Yen Ling Chen, a citizen of Taiwan, pled guilty today at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, before the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export weapons-grade carbon fiber from the United States to Taiwan. According to the indictment and facts presented today in court, […]

Customs Seizes Smuggled Cash Hidden in Laundry Detergent

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents conducting southbound operations at the El Paso port of entry seized $52,072 in unreported currency on December 3. The cash was hidden in a box of laundry detergent. The seizure was made at the Bridge of the Americas international crossing at approximately 5:00 a.m. when […]

US and Mexico Gear Up for Christmas with Operation Holiday Hoax

The National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) announced the kickoff of Operation Holiday Hoax, an effort to track down those who are selling counterfeit and pirated products this holiday season.   The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)–led IPR Center is working with partners U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]