Busted: 8 Counterfeiting Schemes That Shook The IT Market

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Virginia Woman Gets 60 Months For Phony Cisco Gear

In 2011, Chun-Yu Zhao of Chantilly, Va., was sentenced to 60 months in prisonfor helping to lead a counterfeiting group that specialized in Cisco equipment, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Court documents said Zhao and co-conspirators in China lied on declaration forms and used counterfeit labels and packaging to sell fake Cisco products. Zhao ran a Chantilly-based networking equipment reseller business called JDC Networking, and used as many as nine aliases during the scam.

In addition to her 60 months, Zhao was ordered to pay $2,709,238 in restitution and a $17,500 fine. She also faces three years of supervision following her release from prison.


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