Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut,
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY WARGA, 62, of North Kingstown, R.I., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of probation and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters.
Manufacturing Industry Advisor, Frank S. Murray
The global market for all counterfeit items is booming, with the value of goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in fiscal year 2014 exceeding $1.2 billion. Moreover, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security reported that the number and value of seizures of counterfeit automotive parts increased by 83 percent and 66 percent, respectively, over the previous year.
Electronics Purchasing Strategies, Lisa Cairns
Just before the holidays in December 2015 the U.S. Attorney’s office in Connecticut was quite busy: three Chinese nationals were arrested and held on federal criminal complaints pertaining to counterfeit Xilinx components and stolen, military-grade semiconductors from the U.S. Navy that were set to be exported from the United States.
EBN, Hailey Lynne McKeefry
Electronics OEMs are well aware of supply chain risk in its many forms, from natural disasters to business calamities. In the modern world, in fact, most organizations realize the importance of proactively managing risk.