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November 19, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
El Monte police and U.S. Customs agents announced Thursday that they made one of the state's largest arrests involving counterfeit sunglasses, seizing $19 million worth of fake brand-name shades and labeling equipment. Officers confiscated more than 320 cartons of counterfeit sunglasses and eye wear parts in raids Monday and Tuesday at the Yu Sheng Spectacles Industrial Co.
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November 19, 1999 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
El Monte police and U.S. Customs agents announced Thursday that they made one of the state's largest arrests involving counterfeit sunglasses, seizing $19 million worth of fake brand-name shades and labeling equipment. Officers confiscated more than 320 cartons of counterfeit sunglasses and eye wear parts in raids Monday and Tuesday at the Yu Sheng Spectacles Industrial Co.
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February 27, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
Long Beach police arrested a U.S. Customs agent early Thursday after a two-year investigation showed he was using fake store receipts to defraud money from retailers, police said. Salvatore Oddo, 45, of Laguna Niguel has been with the Los Angeles customs office 13 years, said the agency's public affairs officer, Mike Fleming. His arrest was unrelated to his law-enforcement job, police said.
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October 30, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former U.S. Customs Service agent who was responsible for safeguarding evidence from court cases has pleaded guilty to stealing 54 firearms that had been ordered destroyed after their owners' convictions. Salvator Oddo, 46, of Laguna Niguel pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to stealing the weapons. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in January, Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Rawitz said.
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October 30, 1999 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former U.S. Customs Service agent who was responsible for safeguarding evidence from court cases has pleaded guilty to stealing 54 firearms that had been ordered destroyed after their owners' convictions. Salvator Oddo, 46, of Laguna Niguel pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles to stealing the weapons. He faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced in January, Assistant U.S. Atty. Jeffrey Rawitz said.
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March 18, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Federal officials are intercepting only a small percentage of narcotics being smuggled into the United States at least in part because the responsibilities for detection are fragmented and poorly organized among the Customs Service, the Coast Guard and other agencies, a new congressional study says.
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February 27, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY
Long Beach police arrested a U.S. Customs agent early Thursday after a two-year investigation showed he was using fake store receipts to defraud money from retailers, police said. Salvatore Oddo, 45, of Laguna Niguel has been with the Los Angeles customs office 13 years, said the agency's public affairs officer, Mike Fleming. His arrest was unrelated to his law-enforcement job, police said.
NEWS
March 18, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Federal officials are intercepting only a small percentage of narcotics being smuggled into the United States at least in part because the responsibilities for detection are fragmented and poorly organized among the Customs Service, the Coast Guard and other agencies, a new congressional study says.
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