Archive for the 'counterfeiting' Category

Men jailed after police op uncovers £1m in fake notes – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed after counterfeit bank notes worth more than £1m were uncovered by police.”

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BBC news, 17th November 2010


Regina v Varsani – WLR Daily

Regina v Varsani [2010] EWCA Crim 1938; [2010] WLR (D) 237

“Where an offender was convicted of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of duty on counterfeit cigarettes, contrary to s 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, the reference to the retail price of cigarettes ‘of that description’ in s 5(1) of the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979, as amended, by which the value of the duty was to be calculated, was to the retail price of genuine non-counterfeit cigarettes which were of the same description as the counterfeit ones on which the duty was evaded.”

WLR Daily, 24th August 2010


Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man fined £26k over fake computer games – BBC News

“A man who sold fake computer games over the internet has been ordered to pay £26,405 following a proceeds of crime investigation.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010


Suspected counterfeits can be destroyed if not defended by importer, says HMRC –

“Suspected counterfeit goods being brought into the UK can be destroyed without going to court if the importer fails to object, according to new rules put in place by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).”

Full story, 26th April 2010


£1 coins counterfeiter jailed – The Independent

“A 49-year-old man was jailed for three-and-a-half years today after he admitted running a counterfeit coin factory producing thousands of pounds of fake £1 coins, police said.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2010


UK authorities’ inability to seize counterfeits results in EU court referral –

“The Court of Appeals has asked Europe’s highest court to rule on whether UK authorities can seize counterfeit goods passing through the UK and allow brand owners to take legal action against the companies behind the fakes.”

Full story, 27th January 2010


Runaway counterfeiter behind bars – BBC News

“A prolific counterfeiter who went on the run for almost four years has been jailed after being returned to the UK.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009


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