Excellent movie even though it's a musical. Definitely worth your money.

Started by Sweeney Todd: The demond barber of Fleet street, 2 Weeks ago in Entertainment

" NEW YORK (CNN) -- Ten members of an international smuggling ring have been arrested and charged with paying more than $500,000 in bribes to smuggle millions of dollars in fake designer goods from China to the United States, according to the U.S. Justice Department. art.port.newark.gi.jpg Authorities say a sting targeted a smuggling ring pushing counterfeit goods through a New Jersey port. The defendants were expected to appear Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Frank Maas. The counterfeit goods included designer jeans, Nike shoes, Burberry and Chanel handbags, and Polo and Baby Phat clothing, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney's office for the Southern District of New York. The estimated value of the genuine versions of the goods would be more than $200 million, prompting U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia to describe the case as "one of the largest counterfeit smuggling cases ever brought in United States history." The suspects arrested Wednesday are accused of smuggling or attempting to smuggle scores of 40-foot-long shipping containers through the Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal in Elizabeth, New Jersey, since June 2006. The Chinese-made knockoffs were placed in containers with false bills of lading, which are the shipping documents used to determine a cargo's point of origin and destination. "One bill of lading claimed a container held 'noodles,' when in fact it contained counterfeit Nike sneakers," the news release said. Don't Miss * Louis Vuitton wins suit against Spears After the bogus goods cleared inspection at the New Jersey port, they were transported to New York-area warehouses, where they awaited distribution to retail customers. According to the news release, the bribes were paid directly to an undercover agent whose "near-daily" conversations with the suspects were secretly recorded or monitored. The undercover agent posed as a "corrupt longshoreman's union official, stationed at Port Newark, who had the ability to clear imported cargo through the United States customs and border security measures without detection or seizure," the news release said. The 10 suspects are charged with conspiring to smuggle goods into the U.S., smuggling goods into the U.S. and trafficking in counterfeit goods, the news release states. If convicted, they face up to 35 years in prison, at least $2.5 million in fines and an obligation to pay restitution to the manufacturers of the genuine versions of the goods. Among those arrested in the sting were Robin Huff, 46, of New York, a federally licensed customs broker who is accused of using a Customs and Border Patrol database to help push goods through the port. Also arrested were Chi On Wong, 36, and Man Wai Cheng, 34, both of New York, who operated a Brooklyn-based trucking company, KT Express Inc. Authorities allege Wong and Cheng charged smugglers a premium to transport goods around the New York area. On Wednesday, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents raided a house in Brooklyn used as KT Express' base of operations and three other locations. Federal agents seized $80,000 in cash and two KT Express trucks allegedly used in the operation, the news release said. Also arrested Wednesday were:

Started by " 10 charged with smuggling fake Nikes, other goods into U.S.", 2 Weeks ago in Nike

Who plays?

Started by FULL TILT POKER, 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Any good brands that you recommend?

Started by Messenger Bags/ Laptop Messenger Bags, 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

GO WATCH IT. GREAT STORY PLUS YOU GET TO SEE EVA MENDEZ'S NIPPLES!!!

Started by We Own The Night, 2 Weeks ago in Entertainment

" WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Friday defended his administration's methods of interrogating terrorism suspects, insisting, "This government does not torture people." art.bush.torture.ap.jpg President Bush says "this government does not torture people." "When we find somebody who may have information regarding a potential attack on America, you bet we're going to detain them and you bet we're going to question them, because the American people expect us to find out information, actionable intelligence, so we can help them -- help protect them," Bush said. Bush said his administration sticks to "U.S. law and our international obligations." He said, "The techniques that we use have been fully disclosed to appropriate members of the United States Congress." Video Watch Bush defend the detainee interrogation program

Started by Bush: 'This government does not torture', 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Are they that different than the Dukes? I plan on getting my true size rather than sizing up. Will I regret it? I don't like my denim too tight nor baggy at all... just fit.

Started by Imperial Kings, 2 Weeks ago in Denim

How's the quality on these? Looking to buy a jacket, but not sure whether or not it's worth the price. Also, how's the fitting?

Started by Spiewak Quality?, 2 Weeks ago in Fashion

I feel hungry.

Started by FEELINGS THREAD, 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

I just found some for an excellent price, but I was wondering if any of you guys have tried them on? How's the ankle support and the weight ...etc.

Started by CB 94, 2 Weeks ago in Brands

For all those who are wondering how much "____" go for, you now have a place to ask! Keep in mind that prices do fluctuate. These are only estimates as the price will vary from seller to seller.

Started by OFFICIAL PRICE CHECK, 2 Weeks ago in Brands

[URL] He plans on playing somewhere else next year.

Started by BARRY BONDS IS SF NO MORE, 2 Weeks ago in Sports

[URL] "Police combed the Delaware State University campus on Friday for a man who shot two students, leaving a woman in a "potentially life-threatening" condition, a school spokesman said. The university was on lockdown after the shootings near the Memorial Hall sports arena, which university police said were reported Friday at 12:54 a.m. ET . "Until the suspect is apprehended, students, faculty and staff are being directed to remain in their buildings until further notice," a school statement said. The female student was shot twice; the male was shot once, said spokesman Carlos Holmes. They were taken to Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, Delaware's capital. Several law enforcement agencies were aiding the search, he said. Video Watch police respond after the shootings

Started by DELAWARE SCHOOL SHOOTING, 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic

Got damn this shows great.

Started by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 2 Weeks ago in Entertainment

I understand that they are security contractors based out of N. Carolina and no they're under investigation for supposedly shooting innocent Iraqi civilians. They claim that they were returning fire and that those "innocent civilians" were in fact armed and fired upon the contractors first. How exactly did they get involved in this war?

Started by BLACKWATER?, 2 Weeks ago in Off Topic