Feds Seize Grinch's Websites -- Christmas Saved!

November 29, 2010

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For some, it's the Holiday Season - a time of goodwill and cheer. For others, it's a time for the rip-offs to begin.  Beware, the Grinch is out to steal Christmas!

A combined federal law enforcement effort titled "Operation In Our Sites v. 2.0″ is underway.  On November 29, 2010, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of Homeland Security Investigations in New York ("ICE HSI"), announced that as part of a Department of Justice and ICE HSI "Cyber Monday" crackdown, seizure orders were executed against 24 commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works.