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Feds Indict 10 Over Fake 5-Hour Energy Scheme

Law360, New York (June 18, 2015, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in California unsealed indictments Thursday against 10 people accused of producing and selling millions of counterfeit bottles of 5-Hour Energy — charges that the drinkmaker's lawyers said were the first ever for counterfeit food.

According to prosecutors, the defendants initially relabeled legitimate shots of 5-Hour Energy destined for Mexico and then sold them illegally in the U.S. market. Later, when those ran out, they switched to fully counterfeit drinks, eventually producing and selling more than 4 million of them.

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