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Latest News - POCA - Proceeds Of Crime Act confiscation order

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Yoko Fashions has been fined more than £7,500 for selling counterfeit designer goods

06 March 2018

Result! Due to direct action by enforcement authorities in partnership with brand representatives who uncovered a sophisticated counterfeit goods operation

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Rogue trader fined £21,000 for selling counterfeit car accessories

25 February 2018

Following his conviction, confiscation proceedings were started and an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was considered by Reading Crown Court on February 15.

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Profits from selling counterfeit goods are often used to fund other types of crime

21 February 2018

e.g. drug & people trafficking, money laundering and even terrorism!

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TED Talk: How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime

31 January 2018

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.

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Company ordered to pay £37k for distributing counterfeit clothing from Hertfordshire warehouse

30 January 2018

Recorder Tipples QC ordered the confiscation of company cash and assets, totalling £37,338 which had been restrained by Hertfordshire Trading Standards, under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. She also ordered the forfeiture and destruction of over 10,000 units of clothing and footwear.

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Cambridge seller flogged thousands of 'dangerous and toxic' toys

16 January 2018

Chan, Director of K & B Station Ltd, failed to work with several Port Authorities about unsafe or incorrectly labelled toys. The charges relate to toys which included Disney’s Frozen, Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, Paw Patrol, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Arsenal, Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Big Hero 6.

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Hayes market trader fined £110,000 for money laundering and possession of 1000s of COUNTERFEIT tobacco products

10 January 2018

Around 1,000 packets of cigarettes and 1,000 pouches of tobacco were found bearing counterfeit trademarks for brands including Marlboro, Benson & Hedges, and Golden Virginia.

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Amazon and eBay trader ran £250,000 counterfeit business from Portsmouth office

05 January 2018

Marcos Jager was prosecuted by Portsmouth City Council after Trading Standards officers seized thousands of items of stock at Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea.

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Former teacher ordered to pay back £100k after selling fake Pandora charms

12 December 2017

The court made a confiscation order for £100,000, to be paid within three months, with a default sentence of 18 months imprisonment to be triggered if she does not pay the money back.

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Warning issued to Christmas shoppers over 'fake goods'

30 November 2017

North East Lincolnshire Council's Trading Standards officers issued the warning ahead of the festive period following a productive year spent seizing hauls of counterfeit goods including mugs, lighters, keyrings, clothing and perfume.

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