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March 14, 2014

NGUYEN: University Place Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Plotting to Hire 'Hit Man' to Assassinate People in Vietnam

February 11, 2014

CHIN: Chinese Citizen Arrested for Attempting to Violate the Arms Control Export Act

January 10, 2014

SIDHU: Former RCMP Member Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Leadership Role in International Drug Trafficking Ring

December 5, 2013

DE GUZMAN: Seattle Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for $30 Million Ponzi Scheme

October 28, 2013

HWA: Woodinville Man Sentenced to Four Months in Prison, Six Months Home Detention for Wire Fraud

October 22, 2013

LEKHAKUL: Brothers Plead Guilty to Illegally Conspiring to Export Firearms Parts to Thailand

October 4, 2013

NGUYEN: Leader of Canada Based Debit Card Skimming Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

September 20, 2013

YAREMKIV: Vancouver Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Vehicle Airbags

September 13, 2013

BERRELLEZA-VERDUZCO: Leading Member of Drug and Weapons Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 20 Year Prison Term

August 21, 2013

XIAN: Kent Man Pleads Guilty to Importing and Selling more than $500,000 in Counterfeit Luxury Car Accessories

August 14, 2013

DE LA CRUZ PIOTE: Member of Romanian Internet Fraud Ring Arrested and Indicted

July 30, 2013

HWA: Woodinville, Washington Company and Owner Plead Guilty to Violating Arms Export Control Act and Wire Fraud

June 17, 2013

MASTRO: French Prosecutors Determine there are No Grounds to Appeal Mastro Extradition Ruling

June 14, 2013

BUI: Cigarette Trafficker Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison and Forfeits $115,000 and Luxury SUV

June 3, 2013

LEKHAKUL: Six Indicted for Illegally Exporting Restricted Firearms Parts from U.S. to Thailand

May 17, 2013

YAREMKIV: Vancouver, Washington Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit Vehicle Airbags

April 25, 2013

LITTLE: Renton Man Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Chihuly Art

April 4, 2013

YAREMKIV: Vancouver, Washington Man Indicted for Trafficking in Counterfeit Vehicle Airbags

January 17, 2013

CONNECTZONE: Lynnwood Company, Owner and Executives Indicted for Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods

November 7, 2012

ROSENAU: Canadian Pilot who Flew Huge Loads of Drugs in the U.S. Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison

October 12, 2012

KIM: Everett Man Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Copyright Infringement

July 13, 2012

ROOSE: Oregon Man Sentenced to Prison for Attempting to Illegally Export Military-Grade Rifle Scope Overseas

July 11, 2012

ROSENAU: Canadian Pilot Who Flew Dozens of Loads of Drugs into U.S. Pleads Guilty on Eve of Trial

April 20, 2012

HARBOR SEAFOOD: DOJ and Seafood Importer Reach Settlement over 112 Tons of Illegally Imported Russian King Crab

March 23, 2012

BURDICK and MURPHY: Directors of Multi-Million Dollar Drug Trafficking Ring Sentenced to 12 Year Prison Terms

January 27, 2012

HARRIS-MOORE: Comano Island Man Sentenced to 78 Months in Prison for Multi-State Crime Spree

November 30, 2011

KIM and YI: Seattle Area Men Charged with Criminal Copyright Infringement

November 18, 2011

PETRI: Member of Prolific Romanian 'Skimming' Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

June 29, 2011

STUART: Blaine Man who Collected Millions with Version of 'Nigerian Inheritance' Scam Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud and Tax Crimes

June 27, 2011

ARIAS-RAMIREZ: Two Men Sentenced to Prison for Smuggling More Than $650,000 From Canada into U.S.

May 9, 2011

MARSCHALL: Port Angeles Naturopath Pleads Guilty to Importing Misbranded Drugs

February 15, 2011

ROUECHE: Leader of Canada's UN Gang Sentenced Again to 30 Years in Prison

February 14, 2011

ARMSTRONG: Retired Canadian Dentist and Son Sentenced for Selling Counterfiet Erectile Disfunction Drugs

January 13, 2011

GROEN: Lynden Man Indicted for Interfering with Border Patrol Helicopter

12/20/10 LIU
BELLEVUE MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON OVER COUNTERFEIT HONEY IMPORTS
Imported Falsely Labeled Chinese Honey - Some Contaminated with Antibiotic

12/6/10 YANG
WOODINVILLE MAN CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH ATTEMPTS TO SHIP SENSITIVE MILITARY TECHNOLOGY TO CHINA
Man Arrested in FBI Sting Operation After Attempting to Smuggle Parts Out of USA

11/10/10 HARRIS-MOORE
CAMANO ISLAND MAN INDICTED FOR MULTI-STATE CRIME SPREE
Colton Harris-Moore Faces Five Count Federal Indictment

9/13/10 ZHANG
CHINESE NATIONAL SENTENCED FOR SCHEME TO DEFRAUD UNITED STATES OVER HONEY IMPORTS
False Paperwork Used to Hide Chinese Origin of Honey; One Shipment Tainted with Banned Chemical

9/1/10 LIU
BELLEVUE MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CHARGES OVER COUNTERFEIT HONEY IMPORTS
Plea Comes as German and Chinese Companies and Individuals are Indicted in Conspiracy

10/30/09 HE
BELLEVUE SALON OWNER CONVICTED IN CONNECTION WITH UNLICENCED COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Bellevue Cosmetologist Injected Women with Unknown Substance She Claimed was ‘Restylane’

10/1/10 RULLAN
SEATTLE WOMAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT EXERCISE EQUIPMENT
Defendant Imported Counterfeit Exercise Equipment and Sold it On-line as Authentic

9/30/09 SUDDERTH
CHEHALIS WOMAN, ON RUN FOR 13 YEARS, RETURNS TO FACE PARENTAL KIDNAPING CHARGE
Lewis County Mother to Appear in U.S. District Court in Tacoma

9/25/09 POLEE
FORMER WHIDBEY ISLAND RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 36 MONTHS FOR TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT GOODS
Defendant Continued Illegal Imports and Sales of Counterfeit Goods After Pleading Guilty

8/31/09 SIM
FEDERAL WAY WOMAN SENTENCED FOR CONSPIRACY, VISA FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING AND CONCEALING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN
Recruited and Paid U.S. Citizens to Enter into Fake Marriages with Cambodian Nationals

8/25/09 HE-HO-LE
THREE INDICTED IN CONNECTION WITH UNLICENCED COSMETIC TREATMENTS
Bellevue Woman Offered Bad Botox; Burien Couple Tried to Bribe FDA Officer

8/19/09 ZHANG
CHINESE NATIONAL PLEADS GUILTY IN SCHEME TO DEFRAUD UNITED STATES OVER HONEY IMPORTS
False Paperwork used to Hide Chinese Origin of Honey; One Shipment Tainted with Banned Chemical

5/6/09 LIU-ZHANG
BELLEVUE MAN AND CHINESE NATIONAL CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD UNITED STATES OVER HONEY IMPORTS
Allegedly Submitted False Paperwork to Hide Chinese Origin of Honey

2/18/09 POLEE
FORMER WHIDBEY ISLAND RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFICKING IN COUNTERFEIT GOODS
Counterfeit Bowflex, AB Lounge Equipment Imported From China and Sold on eBay

1/23/09 SIM
FEDERAL WAY WOMAN CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY, VISA FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING AND CONCEALING AN ILLEGAL ALIEN
Recruited and Paid U.S. Citizens to Enter into Fake Marriages with Cambodian Nationals

1/14/09 WILLIAMS
TACOMA MAN WHO POSED AS FIANCÉ IN VISA FRAUD SENTENCED TO PRISON TIME
One of Final Defendants in Massive Visa Fraud Ring

11/21/08 STEELE
BELLEVUE FISH BROKER PLEADS GUILTY TO FALSELY LABELING FISH PRODUCT
Defendant will have to Publish Nationwide Apology as Part of Plea Agreement

4/7/08 BASTIAN
FORMER BORDER OFFICER SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR TRADING SEX FOR ACCESS TO THE U.S. - Judge Says Offenses "Breach of Public Trust" by Accepting Sexual Favors

1/24/08 BASTIAN
FORMER BORDER AGENT CONVICTED OF TRADING SEX FOR ACCESS TO THE U.S. - Jury Deliberates Two Days Before Returning Guilty Verdict Following Five Day Trial

2/23/07 PATEL
SPOKANE AREA WOMAN WHO PURCHASED HOUSE AS PART OF DRUG TUNNEL SCHEME SENTENCED TO PRISON - Defendant Deposited Money in Smaller Amounts in an Attempt to Conceal Source of Funds

11/1/06 PARK
SOUTH KOREA DEPORTS PASTOR WHO FLED U.S. TO ESCAPE SENTENCING ON VISA FRAUD CHARGES - Tacoma Church Leader's Deportation Is First of its Kind by South Korea

8/10/06 KANG
NINE CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH INTERNATIONAL SEX TRAFFICKING RING - Criminal Organization Transported Asian Women Through National Network of Brothels

3/23/06 HSY
BELLEVUE MAN SENTENCED FOR VIOLATING ARMS EXPORT ACT - Illegally exported night vision goggles to Taiwan - Co-conspirator sent them to China

3/10/06 SAWYER
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON MAN SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY IMPORTING AND EXPORTING RARE REPTILES

12/6/05 HSY
Bellevue Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Arms Export Act - Illegally exported night vision goggles to Taiwan - Co-conspirator sent them to China

6/6/05 KHALEGHI
Quick Action by Feds Foils International Parental Kidnaping; Bellevue Man Makes First Court Appearance Today

2/4/05 WHITFIELD
Former Customs and Border Protection Officer Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Importing "B.C. Bud" Into the United States

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