An arrest warrant has been issued for a California businessman who has been charged with counterfeiting high-tech rifle sights in a scheme to sell them over the Internet.
Yongming “Steven” Sui, the 37-year-old chief executive officer of Anaheim-based Field Sport Inc., and two business associates are accused of manufacturing and advertising about 700 counterfeit gun sights and 200 magnifier systems for sale online, with a retail value of about $475,000, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Sui is believed to be in China. He faces two felony counts of manufacturing and selling a counterfeit mark and possession of an assault weapon.
EOTech is the United States-based corporation that has the copyright on the manufacture and sale of these weapon components.
The magnifiers and gun sights help weapon users aim and fire at targets with greater accuracy and speed.
Sui’s business partner Isaac Cheuk Hang Tse, 65, and office manager Pao Sheng Yang, 34, were arrested last week and face the same charges. They are slated to be arraigned April 22.
Sui faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison if convicted.
Source: The Associated Press via Newsvine.com.