Conspirator In Fake 5-Hour Energy Scheme Gets 6 Months

Law360, New York (June 16, 2017, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A conspirator who pled guilty in California federal court to being part of a scheme to peddle fake 5-Hour Energy drinks was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison and ordered to pay $555,801 in restitution to Living Essentials LLC, the drink’s maker.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh also sentenced Justin Shayota to three years of probation after he pled guilty to conspiring to traffic in counterfeit goods and introducing misbranded food into interstate commerce, according to Thursday’s judgment.

The judge on Thursday also sentenced...
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