Last April, we reported that two Chinese at that time, engineering students at a university in Oregon (USA) applied a millionaire blow at Apple: they received fake iPhones (each costing about $ 30), which came from their home country, and sent them to Apple, claiming that the devices (according to them, under warranty) were broken and no longer turned on.
This scheme repeated itself a few dozen times, to the point that they could replace more than 1,400 fake handsets with real ones. The iPhones were then shipped back to China and resold for about 20x higher prices, with scammers receiving a share of that value.
Quan jiang (30) confessed to being guilty of trafficking in counterfeit goods; j Yangyang Zhou, accused of presenting false or misleading information in export declarations, pleaded not guilty. At the time, we informed that Jiang could face a maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of$ 2,000,000(or double your income, whichever is greater) and 3 years of supervision after release.
Now the sentence has gone: US District Judge Karin J. Immergut has sentenced Jiang to 37 months in federal prison and 3 years of supervision after leaving jail rejecting the defense attorney's request for parole.
Interestingly, it is unclear whether Zhou faces similar charges for his performance in the operation. We will follow the case.