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News Release

Tuesday, December 22, 1998

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Financial Crimes Division Serves Warrants for Counterfeit Merchandise and Arrests Three

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, December 22, 1998

On December 21, 1998, Financial Crimes Division, Trademark Infringement Unit, served a search warrant for counterfeit merchandise at five locations within the downtown Los Angeles area. Detectives along with private investigators from National Trademark Investigations confiscated a total of 130,532 counterfeit Ragdoll Productions, Telletubbies, and Warner Brothers Tweety Bird items. This operation resulted in a total of 3 felony arrests.

Three Korean-Americans were arrested in connection with this operation.

Sung Joo Lim, approximately 35 yrs. old, Lim's Creations, 1142 S. Main St., Los Angeles; Sun Kim, 32 yrs. old, Ace-One Trading, 435 S. Wall St., Los Angeles; and Dae Yeob Hwang, Dae Hae America, 230 E. Winston St., #5 #11, Los Angeles. These individuals were arrested for violation of Counterfeit Merchandise which has a bail amount of $15,000.00.

For additional information, contact Detective Belinda Gomez, Financial Crimes Division at (213) 485-3795.


For Release 9:30 am PST
December 22, 1998



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