Guilty Plea For Reseller Falsifying Uniview, Others As USA Products

By Joyce Ho, Published Dec 09, 2022, 09:06am EST (Info+)

While this may sound like the NY Hikvision partner, Aventura, who was charged in 2019, this is a different case, happening in Texas.

A US reseller / relabeler who once was a major Hikvision partner, pivoted to Uniview and other PRC products, has now pleaded guilty to falsely misrepresenting those products as "Made In USA".

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In this report, IPVM examines the charges the company admitted to, the plea agreement, and the government's more stringent enforcement of 'Made in USA' labels.

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**********, **** *** **** *** ******* Hikvision *** ***** *** ******** ** 2018, ************* ******** ** *********** ******** *** **********.

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Uniview / ***-**** *** ***** ******

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** ****** *****, ******* ********** ******** have **** ********** ******* ******* *** labeling ******** *** ******* ** ******.

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** *** *** ********* ** ****'* request *** *******.

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***** ** ***, ** *** *** going ** *** ** ***** **** on *** ** **** *** *** go ** ** ******* ** **? At ***** **** ** *** *** one ** ** **.

******, * **** ** **** *** max * ***** ** ******, *** I ** ******** ** **** ** more **** *-**** ********* *** * gift ******.

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******* ** ******.

*** ******* ** ****** **** **** not ** ********, ***************** **** **** *** ** ***** and **** ** *****.

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******: **** ***** ** *** ********* at ** *** ********* **** *** company ** ***** ** *********, *** declined ** ***** *******.

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