Feds Want 9 Years For Head Of Counterfeit 5-Hour Energy Plot

Law360, New York (April 20, 2017, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A wholesale distribution company owner who pled guilty to running a scheme to sell counterfeit 5-Hour Energy drinks should serve nine years in prison and pay more than half a million dollars in restitution to the drink’s maker, Innovation Ventures LLC, California federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Midwest Wholesale Distributors Inc. owner Walid Jamil, should concurrently serve 108 months for a charge of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and 60 months for a charge of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and introduce misbranded food into...
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