Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Spitzer Takes on Cancer Fraud

Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office secured guilty pleas from six individuals in a case involving counterfeit LiveSTRONG bracelets of the Lance Armstrong Foundation. LIVESTRONG is a foundation with a "mission [ ] to inspire and empower people with cancer to live strong."

A press release of Spitzer's office states that an:

"illegal enterprise that imported and sold counterfeit LiveSTRONG bracelets in New York City has been put out of business and that the participants in the criminal enterprise have pleaded guilty in state court. In addition, the defendants in the case have turned over $111,830 to the Lance Armstrong Foundation as part of their sentences."

This case had international aspects in that the counterfeit LiveSTRONG bracelets were being produced in China and were being imported into the United States.



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