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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rochester Man Sentenced For Selling Fake Vaporizers

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051
 
BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Scott Scaccia, 34, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of trafficking counterfeit goods, was sentenced to two years probation, including six months of home detention, by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott S. Allen, Jr., who handled the case, stated that in April 2015, agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant at A Plus Vapes & Deals, a storefront located in Batavia, NY. The store marketed and sold counterfeit tobacco vaporizers manufactured in and distributed from China. Scaccia obtained the counterfeit vaporizers from his brother in California and through the Chinese website, AliExpress.com. In total, approximately 90 counterfeit vaporizers were seized.      

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.

Updated January 20, 2016