CAPS and Industry News

Summerville Men Sentenced to Federal Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Goods

Friday, November 17, 2023 For Immediate Release – U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina CHARLESTON, S.C. — Raynard Smith, 42, and Lanard Smith, 42, of Summerville, were each sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes involving the selling of counterfeit goods. Evidence presented to the Court showed […]

Officers Seize More Than 400 Counterfeit Super Bowl Rings in Shipment from China

By Jordan Gartner Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:09 PM EST | Updated: 20 hours ago (Gray News) – Officials say border protection officers seized a shipment containing hundreds of fraudulent Super Bowl rings earlier this month. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency reports officers working at an express consignment operations hub in St. Louis seized the shipment on […]

Counterfeit Merchandise Seized In SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A six-month investigation has netted more than $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise from a store in South Carolina, state officials said. South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond said an investigation by local, state and federal agencies began in March into the alleged sale of counterfeit goods by a business called NewImageSC and […]

Counterfeiters Target Stanley Cup

According to the NHL, counterfeiters target major events, such as the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as fans are eager to take home keepsakes. “Counterfeiting negatively affects legitimate, tax-paying retailers and the local economy, but it also hurts the overall fan experience,” said Tom Prochnow, NHL senior vice president of legal. “We’re here to help fans understand […]