Smuggler of counterfeit electronics sentenced to 37 months in prison.
An Italian national named Rosario La Marca has been sentenced to 37 months in prison by a Newark, New Jersey judge for smuggling fake#Electronics such as iPhones, iPads, and iPods from #china into the#United States. The 54-year-old who resided in Naples, Italy had pleaded guilty on February 22 to charges of trafficking and smuggling fake goods into the United States as well as laundering money. The judge also sentenced him to one year of supervised release.
How Rosario committed the crimes
Rosario had admitted in February this year that from July 2009 to February 2014, he and five others conspired to smuggle more than 40,000 electronic devices and accessories from China into the United States. The electronics bared Sony and Apple trademarks and were estimated to be worth $150 million. The devices were labeled as genuine after being passed through U.S customs and were then sent to conspirators inside the U.S.