During the coronavirus crisis, law enforcement authorities are stepping up arrests and prosecutions of those making and advertising counterfeit medical devices. INTERPOL recently announced 121 arrests, across 90 countries worldwide, as part of an international takedown of ongoing coronavirus-related frauds, including the illegal sale of counterfeit medical equipment, surgical masks, and pharmaceuticals. While obviously it is important for law enforcement to be vigilant in this time of crisis, it is also highly likely that perfectly innocent suppliers of medical devices may get accused of wrongdoing. Oftentimes rash and overzealous law enforcement action can lead to wrongful arrests and prosecutions.
If you or a loved one is being accused of making and advertising counterfeit medical devices, contact the Law Offices of Weintraub & Alper, P.C. today to discuss your case.