Do you remember the Chinese who claimed involvement in a fake Apple millionaire product scheme in the United States? After the trial in early 2018, Jianhua li (or Jeff, as known) waited for the outcome this week: he was sentenced to 3 years in prison (more specifically, 37 months), followed by 1 year of parole.
According to US Department of Justice documents, Li worked at Dream Digitals with Andreina Becerra, Roberto Volpe, Rosario LaMarca, and others to smuggle more than 40,000 counterfeit electronic devices and accessories, including iPhones, iPads, and tags. and packaging with fake Apple brand names.
Also according to the report, Li shipped the devices separately from the packaging to avoid detection by US Customs and Border Protection officials and the comparators, on the other hand, came from various regions of the country. The profit of more than $ 1.1 corn with the sale of these products it was transferred to oranges accounts in the states of Florida and New Jersey through deposits, and another portion of the money was sent to third party accounts in Italy.
In addition to Li, the other members also pleaded guilty to their roles in the scheme; Becerra and Volpe were sentenced in October 2018 to 3 years on parole and 22 months in prison respectively; LaMarca, however, is serving 37 months in prison after being sentenced in July 2017.
The discovery of the scheme required collaboration between different jurisdictions of the US Investigative Group, Bergen Financial Crime Prosecutor, Europol and the Italian Financing Guards, which successfully managed to reach all criminals.