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Part of Cell Phone Scam Trio Goes to Court

Qiang Chen due in court Tuesday for $2 million scam charges.

Qiang Chen, part of the trio , will head to court Tuesday.

Chen, 44, and Ye Zhang, 43, both of Syosset, while doing business as AMAX International Group, Inc. in Plainview, allegedly brought in counterfeit cell phones from China to JFK Airport, storing them in warehouses in Hicksville and Plainview for sale here in the U.S. Robert Eisenberg, 28 of Manhattan, was also found to be bringing in counterfeit phones, thanks to the six month, multi-agency sting operation.

Chen, 44 of Syosset, faces the highest amount of charges of the three men arrested in June. Chen faces five counts of second degree trademark counterfeiting. Charges had the possibility of being upgraded depended on the final count of phones and their retail values.

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