Company accused of smuggling police badges into US

“Federal prosecutors say they’ve charged a German firm with selling and smuggling into the United States badges described as “virtually identical” to genuine badges worn by FBI agents and other law enforcers.”

“A federal complaint, unsealed this week in U.S. District Court in Atlanta states that undercover operations resulted in the charges. The probe stemmed from the April arrest of a man accused of posing as a federal officer in Doraville, Georgia.”

“J. Britt Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Atlanta field office, said dismantling a foreign company’s ability to sell counterfeit U.S. law enforcement badges is “critical in the post 9/11 era.”

“Federal authorities say they shut down one website used by Kaarst, Germany-based Master-Equipment. Company representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.” (Coordination Center)


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