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Articles from the November 19, 2020 edition

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  • El Monte Toy Importer Pleads, Sentenced for Possessing, Manufacturing $1.4 Million in Counterfeit Goods

    Pamela J. Johnson, LA District Attorney Office|Nov 19, 2020

    The owner of an El Monte toy import business pleaded no contest today for manufacturing and possessing more than $1.4 million in counterfeit goods, including plush toys, backpacks and playing cards, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced. Wan Piao (dob 8/31/82), aka Edison Piao or Edisson Park, entered the plea to two felony counts of counterfeit of registered marks and was immediately sentenced to three years of formal probation, plus 90 days of community service and...

  • Men in Women's Prisons as The Trans-Wave Hits California's prison system

    Ms. Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Nov 19, 2020

    The Trans-Wave has hit the prison system! When you imagine a day in my life here in prison, you probably did not think it included so many men living in this women's prison population. It began about 4-5 years ago. Now, it's on steroids, literally. Have you ever wondered how some women with no outside financial support manage to get by?? There is plenty of Men I walk past daily. Sometimes, l forget where l am. Man, have I got a tale to tell... Right now, in this women's prison and in men's priso...

  • EU Charges Amazon With Antitrust Violations. Online Retail Platform Faces Potential Penalties of $37 Billion

    Craig Crosby, The Counterfeit Report|Nov 19, 2020

    November 13, 2020, Los Angeles, CA – The European Union formally charged Amazon with antitrust violations for abusing its dominance in online shopping and using non-public data gathered from sellers to make informed decisions on its own products. A second probe focuses on whether Amazon favors its own retail offers or those of marketplace sellers who use its logistics and delivery services. The criteria Amazon uses to select products featured in its prominent "Buy Box" are also scrutinized. A...