Counterfeit Guitar Bust Yields 861 Gibson Fakes, Ends with Prison Sentence

C_Becker

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It won't stop the fakes, but its a victory none the less
 

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You do realize that story is 6 years old? She's out of jail by now.

Counterfeit Guitar Bust Yields 861 Gibson Fakes, Ends with Prison Sentence
Ellen Mallernee|
07.08.2009
 

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didn't notice the date:facepalm:

Its happens...

I posted a rip for Bo Diddley a couple months ago..

Didn't look at the story date,

He had passed away in 2008.:slap:

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She's probably started different shell companies again and is pumping out fakes again.
 

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I think she owns the jail and is producing guitars using the prison labor these days.

Very old news.
 

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Jail for guitars, way to go Henry.

Maybe the electric chair is next.

Don't be crying when the Feds take your wood again.
 

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Jail for guitars, way to go Henry.

Maybe the electric chair is next.

Don't be crying when the Feds take your wood again.
Umm yeah it wasn't just Hj,

"the Electric Guitar Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (EGACC) – which consists of Fender, Gretsch, Ibanez and Paul Reed Smith – and Chinese legal authorities "
 

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I remember when she got caught.

Hopefully the US continues to pressure the Countries that allow this crap to be produced to put a stop to it.

I really hate those counterfeits. Nothing worse than someone who thinks they're getting Gibson, getting stuck with one of those turds.
 

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US Corps & Politicians pay a fine.

Only reason this woman was jailed was pressure by Gibson who doesn't have a spotless record either.

Nobody from the mortgage crash of 2008 has done 20 minutes in a cell and it has destroyed our economy to this day.

Guitars are serious bidness ...
 

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They'll just come out and do it again....it's not like there are no more fake guitars in the world.
 

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They'll just come out and do it again....it's not like there are no more fake guitars in the world.
I agree.
We haven't exactly seen a shortage of fakes in the last six years...

But I've heard that pre-2009 models or "BLDWJ" (Before Li Dan Was Jailed) models are sold at a heavy collector's premium!
Since then, the fakes are just not made the same...
:D
 

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No mention of "trade tang", which I thought was the largest supplier of these fakes.

So, I guess the arrest/jail of Dan was just a drop in the bucket, not surprising. Of course, she's out now, and I wonder what she's doing for a living...?
 

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It was a three-year sentence, but I'll bet she was out as soon as the last media person was out of the Xuanwa District Court.
 


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