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1…………> The “Chanel Boys”: Counterfeit Goods

 

33 individuals were charged Thursday following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) into a scheme to illegally bring into the United States millions of dollars of Chinese-manufactured goods by smuggling them through ports of entry on the East and West Coasts. One defendant is also charged with unlawful procurement of naturalization.

The charges include conspiracy to traffic, and trafficking, in counterfeit goods; conspiracy to smuggle, and smuggling, fake products into the United States; money laundering conspiracy; immigration fraud and unlawful procurement of naturalization.

Also, the government restrained nine real properties in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, New York belonging to the defendants.

“This investigation exposed the global nature of intellectual property crimes, allegedly being executed by those arrested today. Counterfeit goods manufactured and smuggled from China with a suggested value close to half a billion dollars, were intended to make its way into U.S. markets and the hands of unsuspecting consumers,” said HSI Special Agent-in-Charge Melendez.

“This investigation should be a crystal clear message that counterfeiting and intellectual property rights violations are anything but a victimless crime as it harms legitimate businesses, consumers, and governments.”

According to the court filings, the defendants played various roles in the trafficking of counterfeit goods manufactured in China, brought by ocean-going ships to the United States in 40-foot shipping containers, smuggled through ports of entry disguised as legitimate imports and distributed throughout the country. The counterfeit goods included items such as fake Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch handbags, Michael Kors wallets, Hermes belts and Chanel perfume.

 

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/33-charged-half-billion-dollar-smuggling-scheme-counterfeit-luxury-goods

 

 

 

 

2…………> “High On Explosives & Poisons”: ISIS “Aficionado”

 

Marlon Hicks, 31, of Crown Point, Indiana, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing information regarding the manufacture and use of explosives, with the intent that the information is used for and in furtherance of a crime of violence.

“The Department of Justice is committed to investigating and prosecuting terrorist threats against our homeland,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers.

“The defendant plotted to conduct an attack on U.S. soil and, with today’s sentence, he is being held accountable for his actions. I applaud the efforts of the agents and prosecutors to achieve this successful outcome. Their work will ensure that the actions of the defendant, inspired by an evil, will serve only as a cautionary tale for other would-be terrorists.”

According to the documents, in this case, Hicks rapidly transformed from a vocal online supporter of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), a designated foreign terrorist organization, to someone planning a terrorist act.

 

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/indiana-man-sentenced-15-years-distributing-information-explosives-and-poisons-use-terror

 

 

 

 

3…………> Mr.Xi FOREX Hedge: Anti-Trump Medicine

 

President Trump has accused China of manipulating its currency to combat US tariffs, an accusation resembling claims Mr. Trump made during his 2016 campaign as the two countries prepare to meet in Washington to discuss the ongoing trade fight. In July, the two countries imposed the first round of tit-for-tat tariffs, on trade worth $34bn, with plans on the drawing board to impose import duties on a further $16bn .

The administration is also preparing additional tariffs on $200bn worth of Chinese goods, which are the subject of hearings in Washington this week.

“I think China’s manipulating their currency, absolutely,” Mr. Trump told Reuters.

Mr. Trump has criticized the higher cost of borrowing, fearing that will slow the economy.

“I’m not thrilled with [Fed] raising of interest rates, no. I’m not thrilled,” he said, repeating a criticism which he has made before.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45251091

 

 

 

 

4…………> Down In Sulu Sea: US Navy SULU SEA (Aug. 16, 2018)

 

The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) participates in a replenishment-at-sea with the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Washington Chambers (T-AKE 11) during Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2018. CARAT Malaysia, in its 24th iteration, is designed to enhance information sharing and coordination, build mutual war-fighting capability and support long-term regional cooperation enabling both partner armed forces to operate effectively together as a unified maritime force. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jenna Dobson (Released) 180816-N-RP442-0514

 

http://www.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_180816-N-RP442-0514.jpg

 

 

 

 

5…………> Market Report 08/20/2018, sell stop 25450, CG(12,302), 11/22/17

 

Extended position at 24400, sell stop 25400 for a gain of 1000 DIA points closed. Short post established at 25380, covering short at 25300 for an increase of 80 DIA points. New position extended 25300, sell stop at 25550 for a gain of 250 DIA points.

Stocks up 89 at 25759, DJ futures +9, attempt to stage a short covering rally continuing due to anti-tariff talks with China.

Gold up to 1200.1 and USD/CHF down 0.99 due to President Trump setting tariffs on Chinese products. Translation? As the dollar goes down, we have to wait and see if the new Fed Chair Jerome Powell will continue pressuring gold and the Eurasian block with it down below $1000/oz in an economic WW3. Watch sell stop at 25,550.
We have to wait and see if new Fed chair Powell will attempt to destroy Eurasian block by sending gold prices below 1000, despite the fact both Russia and China have been buying their whole gold production in local gold backed currency instead of money printing machines.

In other words, US has lost controls of the precious metals complex, and with Trump’s infrastructure and tax cut campaign the National debt will soon be at, or over 30 trillion dollars, since D.C. swamp alligators have no intention dropping their pet projects. Read “Ziban Must Die” for more details on the coming collision of Trump’s administration with “Deep State” operators funded by the billionaires’ supporters of the New World Disorder.

 

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Bibi1581 Blog For 08/16/2018: Evening Edition

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1…………> “Fake Goods Smugglers”: China

 

Six indictments and one criminal complaint were unsealed in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, charging a total of 22 defendants with illegally bringing into the United States millions of dollars of Chinese-manufactured goods by smuggling them through ports of entry on the East and West Coasts. One defendant is also charged with unlawful procurement of naturalization. Twenty-one defendants were arrested this morning, and their initial court appearances and arraignments are scheduled before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom.

The charges include conspiracy to traffic, and trafficking, in counterfeit goods; conspiracy to smuggle, and smuggling, fake products into the United States; money laundering conspiracy; immigration fraud and unlawful procurement of naturalization. Besides, the government restrained nine real properties in Queens, Staten Island, and Brooklyn, New York belonging to the defendants.

“The defendants allegedly smuggled millions of dollars of counterfeit luxury goods into our country, depriving companies of their valuable and hard-earned intellectual property,” said Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski.

“The illegal smuggling of counterfeit goods poses a real threat to honest businesses, and I commend our federal prosecutors and partners at HSI and the NYPD for their outstanding work on this important investigation. The Department of Justice is committed to holding accountable those who seek to exploit our borders by smuggling counterfeit goods for sale on the black market.”

“As alleged, the defendants used many forms of deception to smuggle large quantities of counterfeit luxury brand goods from China into the United States, and then profited by distributing and selling the fake merchandise,” said U.S. Attorney Donoghue.

“This Office, working with our law enforcement partners, is committed to securing our country’s ports of entry, as well as to protecting the integrity of intellectual property upon which free and fair international trade and markets depend.”

According to the court filings, the defendants played various roles in the trafficking of counterfeit goods manufactured in China, brought by ocean-going ships to the United States in 40-foot shipping containers, smuggled through ports of entry disguised as legitimate imports and distributed throughout the country. The counterfeit goods included items such as fake Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch handbags, Michael Kors wallets, Hermes belts and Chanel perfume. 

 

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/22-charged-smuggling-millions-dollars-counterfeit-luxury-goods-china-united-states

 

 

 

 

 

2…………> “Crossing The Swamp”: The Masterpiece

 

A revisionist version of the famous George Washington Crossing Delaware painting by German-American artist Emanuel Leutze back in 1851, has been reincarnated with new actors including United States President Donald Trump holding a beacon of light at the helm of a boat making its way through a swamp outside the White House went viral on social media, a work of art by Jon McNaughton many in the “Fake News” media were calling a “propaganda.”

“You know, it’s interesting that word ‘propaganda’ — it brings up ideas of Nazi Germany and Chairman Mao,” McNaughton told the ABC.

“The difference between that kind of art and what I do is that I’m a citizen, I paint what I want. I’m not being hired by the state to paint something to prop up a certain idea; this is my personal feelings and how I feel about things.”

But “Crossing The Swamp” has increased already sky-high polarity in the social media with Mr. Trump’s supporters hailing the image while others attacking or ridiculing it as an insult to the original work of art.

 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/artist-who-compared-trump-to-washington-paints-what-he-wants/10119638

 

 

 

3…………> Bomb Threats: South America

 

Eight planes made emergency landings in Chile, Peru, and Argentina over bomb threats, making emergency landings in Rosario, Argentina, and Pisco, Peru among other locations. Chilean police are investigating.

The bomb threats appear to be false at this time as the authorities inspected three of the planes with no bombs found and the fourth in undergoing inspection at Santiago’s Arturo Benitez international airport.

The threats were made through an anonymous phone call to the office of the DGAC; Chilean media reported later in the evening that at least eight false bomb threats to commercial flights had been made.

 

https://sputniknews.com/latam/201808171067256527-Four-Planes-South-America-Bomb-Threats/

 

 

4………….>PLA Air Force: Aerobatics

China best pilots show their flying skills over the capital city of Beijing.

 

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/17/c_137396923.htm

 

 

 

 

 

5…………> Market Report 08/16/2018, sell stop 25400, CG(12,302), 11/22/17

 

Extended position at 24400, sell stop 25400 for a gain of 1000 DIA points closed. Short post established at 25380, covering short at 25300 for a gain of 80 DIA points. New position long 25300, sell stop at 25400 for a gain of 100 DIA points.

Stocks up 396 at 25559, DJ futures +57, attempt to stage a short covering rally continuing due to anti-tariff talks with China.

Gold up to 1184.7 and USD/CHF down 0.99 due to President Trump setting tariffs on Chinese products. Translation? As the dollar goes down, we have to wait and see if the new Fed Chair Jerome Powell will continue pressuring gold and the Eurasian block with it down below $1000/oz in an economic WW3. Watch sell stop at 25,400.
We have to wait and see if new Fed chair Powell will attempt to destroy Eurasian block by sending gold prices below 1000, despite the fact both Russia and China have been buying their whole gold production in local gold backed currency instead of money printing machines. In other words, US has lost controls of the precious metals complex, and with Trump’s infrastructure and tax cut campaign the National debt will soon be at, or over 30 trillion dollars, since D.C. swamp alligators have no intention dropping their pet projects. Read “Ziban Must Die” for more details on the coming collision of Trump’s administration with “Deep State” operators funded by the billionaires’ supporters of the New World Disorder.

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Bibi1581 Blog For 03/31/2018: Evening Edition

1…………> Brown vs Trump: Pardons Wars

President Trump blasted California Gov. Jerry Brown for his pardon of five ex-convicts facing deportation, including two who fled the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia with their families four decades ago, referring to Brown as “Moonbeam,” a nickname a newspaper columnist coined for him in the 1970s. Trump then listed the ex-convicts’ crimes before they were pardoned Friday. They include misdemeanor domestic violence, drug possession, and kidnapping and robbery.

“Is this really what the great people of California want?” Trump sarcastically asked.


A spokesman for Mr. Brown responded to a request for comment with more information about the five men but did not directly address Trump’s criticism.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-blasts-california-governors-immigrant-pardons-171511318.html

 

2…………> “Fake Sports Apparel”: CA

A Mountain House, California man named Seyyed Ali Noori, 50, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods, while owning and operating Goldstar Wholesale LLC, a regional wholesale distributor based in Tracy, California, and also sold goods at the Galt Flea Market in Galt, California. In August, October, and November 2013, undercover officers with the Sacramento Intellectual Property Task Force purchased hundreds of dollars of counterfeit hats, shirts, and other accessories from Noori. These items bore counterfeit trademarks belonging to professional sports franchises in the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and the National Hockey League, as well as apparel brands like Monster Energy, Nike, and New Era. Purchases were made from Noori at the Galt Flea Market and the Goldstar warehouse.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/california-man-pleads-guilty-trafficking-counterfeit-sports-apparel

 

3…………> Pharma Fraud: Orlando

Pharmacy Owner and Pharmacist Sentenced to 160 Months in Prison for $4.3 Million Pain and Scar Cream Kickback Scheme Against Military Insurance Program

The owner of an Orlando, Florida-area pharmacy named Larry B. Howard, 53, of Oviedo, Florida, a licensed pharmacist, was sentenced today for his role in a kickback scheme involving pain and scar creams that resulted in the payment of approximately $4.3 million in false and fraudulent claims to TRICARE. TRICARE provides coverage for active duty military members and their families, as well as retired veterans.

 

4…………> Together With Its Stars: Prof. Hawking

 
A courageous man who overcome a life-long debilitating illness of neuron paralysis at age of 21, but whose restless mind wandered in distant galaxies and star clusters in search of the most profound mysteries of the Creator, has passed away. Professor Stephen Hawking was 76.
 
He left an indelible mark of excellence on modern physics, having discovered what is now known as the “Hawking gravitational radiation” of black holes, postulated the existence of “event horizon” in conditions of extreme gravity forces that warp time and space, and was a respected and beloved author of books on popular science that educated millions about the wonders of the Lord’s Creation.
 

 

5…………> A Message Of Peace

Turn of the channel on people who have offended and demeaned the teachings of our beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, also known as Rabbi Emmanuel. Walk away, let them dry on the scorching sun. Listen to the sound of Christus Vincit, a message of peace and hope.

http://youtu.be/7cFgpvylbRU

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Bibi1581 Blog For 03/09/2018: Morning Edition

1…………> Counterfeit Goods: Puerto Rico

Three women and one man were arrested San Juan, Puerto Rico, and charged with mail and wire fraud conspiracy, mail fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods, introducing misbranded articles into interstate commerce, distribution of a controlled substance, international money laundering, and smuggling.

Carlos Enrique Velázquez-Gines, Mayra Evelise Gines-Otero, Noriam Ivette Flores-Deleon and Vanessa Marrero-Hernández marketed and sold numerous purported dietary supplements for male enhancement or weight loss in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) to American consumers. The products were sold through online stores on platforms such as eBay.com and Bonanzo.com, using seller names “lostchildinpr” and “deleon1988.” The products listed in the indictment include: XXXplosion, Power, Hard Ten Days, Zhansheng Weige, ExtenZe, ExtenZe Plus, La Pepa Negra, Lang Yi Hao, FX3000, Shark Extract, Black Storm, USA Power, Plant Vigra, Para Hombres Paradise, Jack Rabbit, Rhino 12 Titanium, Rhino 69, African Black Ant, Paradise Ultra Plus, Figa XP, U-fit, Natural Max Slimming Advanced Appetite Reducer, and Natural Max Slimming Advanced Fat Burner.

Many of the counterfeit male-enhancement pills, unbeknownst to customers, contained the active pharmaceutical ingredient sildenafil, found in popular and well-known products such as “Viagra” and “Cialis.” Defendants also sold counterfeit condoms. Male latex condoms are medical devices under the FDCA.

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/4-individuals-indicted-arrested-trafficking-counterfeit-goods

 


2…………> Police Brutality & Abuse: Mississippi 

The Department of Justice today announced that an officer at the Leflore County Juvenile Detention Center in Greenwood, Mississippi was charged with assaulting two juveniles in his custody. The indictment, which was returned on Feb. 21, 2018 but unsealed today, alleges that Edward Gibson, 28, punched and threw an electric fan at one juvenile, and struck the other juvenile in the head and body. 

A separate indictment also unsealed today charged his supervisor Dianne Williams, 60, with writing a false report to cover up one of the assaults. The indictment alleges that Williams falsely wrote that she had no knowledge of the assault, when in fact she was aware of it. 

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/mississippi-juvenile-detention-officers-indicted-multiple-assaults-and-cover

 

 

 

3…………> Not An Island: Germany 

The exhibition “Germany Is Not an Island” showcases a total of 150 selected pieces by 81 artists, whose work has been acquired by a committee of experts for the Collection of the Islamic Merkeldom of Germany over the last five years. The members of the acquisition committee focused on finding artworks that reflect on the country’s society and convey information on Germany’s current situation. 

For instance, Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh’s audio installation “The Song of the Germans” (2015) has a choir of 10 African immigrants singing the German national anthem in their various native languages (Igbo, Yoruba, Bamoun, More, Twi, Ewondo, Sango, Douala, Kikongo and Lingala). 

http://p.dw.com/p/2tseP 

 

 

4…………> Mr.Xi Revolution: Rolling Ahead 

The rural vitalization strategy is the leading agenda for government work on agriculture, rural areas, and rural residents, with local officials should have a profound understanding of the strategy’s importance and necessity and implement it earnestly, Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping said the first session of the 13th National People’s Congress. 

The quality of a moderately prosperous society and socialist modernization is determined by agricultural competitiveness, rural environment, and rural incomes said Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission. 

Xi urged local authorities to reenergize rural industries, increase incomes of rural residents, alleviate poverty, and enrich rural life. 

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/09/c_137025485.htm 

5…………> Charlie Go Home: Palau 

Members of the U.S. armed forces have retrieved the remains of a pilot and his plane who was shot down 70 years ago flying a mission over the Pacific, despite the winds of time, sand and sea life at the bottom of the ocean covering the wreckage, which were found near Ngerekebesang Island, in the Republic of Palau.

“We did a four-point moor on top of the aircraft and then it really got busy,” Capt. Mike Flanagan, a civilian mariner and master of United States Naval Ship (USNS) Salvor, a Navy rescue and salvage ship at the excavation site, said in a statement. “The aircraft had been untouched for about 74 years. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a military detachment working this hard for this long, seven days a week.” 

 

 

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