Ning Guo, 41, a Chinese national whom authorities called a key player in a large-scale international smuggling ring, was indicted and arrested on March 4, 2013.
Guo was one of 29 people charged in what authorities said was an operation that smuggled counterfeit UGG boots, smuggling counterfeit Nike sneakers, fake Burberry, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Coach handbags, cigarettes and other items worth more than $300 million USD to the U.S. over a seven year period beginning in 2005.
On April 27, 2014, he pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy. A Federal judge in Newark sentenced him to 96 months in prison, and deportation when he is released. (1)
On December 4, 2014, Ning Guo BOP Register Number 64255-050 was successfully treaty transferred back to Hong Kong. (2)