In another example of the government's continuing use of the criminal justice system to enforce international trade laws, three Florida companies and their management were recently convicted and sentenced for importing smuggled toys from China containing lead and containing counterfeit trademarks.
All those dietary supplements advertised on television and readily available on the Internet claim to do one thing or another. Taking certain pills allegedly will make you smarter, give you a burst of energy, end problems with erectile dysfunction, or even cure cancer. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the primary Federal agency responsible for protecting the American consumer from such false claims. The FDA pursues criminal investigations through its Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI).