Brand Protection Stories Podcast

May 3, 2021

On the Yao Bao Case: When Cable Installation Leads to a Historic Counterfeit Bust

Special Agent Brad Greenberg takes us through the Yao Bao case, a complicated story of converging crimes including counterfeiting, illicit drugs and attempts to purchase U.S. military hardware. This story involved a three-year journey that included investigations and enforcement by U.S. Homeland Security and Investigations, FBI, New Jersey Assistant U.S. Attorney, Interpol, Europol, Mexican, German authorities and Filipino authorities. How did this begin to unravel for the criminal rings? A call for cable installation in a refrigerated storage unit.

Brad Greenberg

Brad Greenberg is currently a Special Agent with the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations assigned to the New York Field Office.  Prior to joining FDA-OCI, Brad was a Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations, for over ten years assigned to Newark, New Jersey. Brad focused on disrupting and dismantling transnational criminal organizations who committed Intellectual Property Rights Violations, Financial Crimes and Cyber Crimes. Brad has received numerous Investigator of the Year Awards and was invited to the White House to receive an award for his work on IPR Violations. Brad has a Bachelors of Science in Management and a Masters in Business Administration. Brad resides in New Jersey with his wife and two daughters. Brad spends his free time volunteering in his town as an Emergency Medical Technician and an EMS educator.