In a report on January 30, 2009 reported that Fu Xian Bao, 48 and Xiao Ping Luo, 41, both of Brooklyn, were arrested on charges of trademark counterfeiting, counterfeiting and other charges, and are facing up to 15 years in prison for their white collar crime.
Charles J. Hynes held a press conference at the warehouse of Ya Mei Trading and Wholesale, at 537 Johnson Avenue in Bushwick Brooklyn. He announced the results of a raid on a Brooklyn warehouse that produced an estimated $10 million worth of counterfeit goods, including worryingly realistic looking toy handguns, thus resulting in the need for a New York crime defense attorney.
Fake Chanel, Disney, and Yankee gear overflowed much of the two story warehouse. Without question, it was the toy guns and dangerous electrical items that troubled investigators the most. According to Hynes, a defective extension cord started to smoke when an official plugged it in.
Hynes said the toy guns were “inherently dangerous.” It is illegal to make or paint toy guns black after several heartbreaking instances where kids were shot after aiming a realistic looking gun at police officers. Hynes added that the laser lights on the guns only added to the realistic look.
Raymond Kelly, Police Commissioner said, “Look-alike guns, in addition to abetting crimes, also jeopardize the lives of responding police officers and others, including youngsters.”
A white collar crime is a type of crime that generally involves business matters. White collar crimes convictions and investigations are on the rise due to recent government funding for related matters.