Feds say freight forwarder hauled millions in counterfeit clothing imports

| Monday, November 19, 2007

Federal prosecutors charged a Los Angeles-based freight forwarder and five others for their alleged role in a conspiracy to move an estimated $20 million in fake designer clothes.

Colin Tsai, aka Chang-Yeh Tsai, has been charged for his alleged role in conspiracy to import and distribute false goods sporting of “various urban and hip-hop style designer labels,” according to a news release from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Tsai allegedly received shipments of counterfeit merchandise manufactured in China and arranged delivery of the merchandise in New York and several other U.S. cities, then laundered cash made from the enterprise.

Tsai was arrested on Thursday, Nov. 15, in California.

ICE, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Hudson County, NJ, prosecutor’s office worked on the investigation.

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