2 Sentenced In Sprawling Counterfeit Nike Import Scheme

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 8:04 PM EST) -- A divorced couple from China was sentenced to a year in prison for importing phony Nike sneakers as part of a massive counterfeiting ring, federal authorities announced on Tuesday, wrapping up the largest criminal prosecution ever in New York's Western District over the violation of intellectual property rights.

Using wiretaps, investigators picked up conversations in which Wang He Bin, also known as Julie Wang, 31, took orders and discussed payments for the knockoff Nikes, which had originated in China, according to the U.S. Attorneys’ Office. Her...
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