Former Los Angeles-area woman gets nearly 5-year federal prison term for trafficking counterfeit cigarettes

From: US Customs and Immigration Enforcement

LOS ANGELES — A former resident of the San Gabriel Valley who was a major distributor of counterfeit cigarettes in the Los Angeles area has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods.

Su Qin Yang, who also used the names “Lily” and “Anita Chang,” was sentenced Tuesday to 57 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Margaret M. Morrow. The case is the result of a joint probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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