Chinese national living in U.S. pleads guilty to selling $1.1 million of fake iPhone and iPad units
Li and his associates smuggled 40,000 electronic devices and accessories into the U.S. from July 2009 through February 2014. Among the products slipped into the states were fake iPhones and iPads along with boxes and labels that featured counterfeit Apple trademarks. The proceeds from the sales of the fake Apple merchandise amounted to the aforementioned $1.1 million, which ended up in U.S. bank accounts owned by Li.
Documents filed in the case and court testimony revealed that to escape detection by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials, the devices were shipped into the states independently from the labels with the counterfeit trademarks. Once they both arrived in the U.S., the devices were placed inside the packaging, and shipped to conspirators throughout the country to be sold to unsuspecting consumers.
Three other participants in the scheme have pleaded guilty, with one sentenced last July to 37 months in prison.
source: DOJ via MacRumors