Defendants Sentenced for Role in Pipe Scheme

Hayden B. Greene, 32, of Tulsa, and James Robert Roy, 42, of Tomball, Texas, were sentenced to 30 months and 15 months in prison, respectively, for conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit pipe couplings, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson of the Southern District of Texas.
Greene and Roy were each also sentenced to three years of supervised release following their respective prison terms and ordered to pay $10,901 in restitution, jointly and severally with their co-defendant. Greene and Roy each pleaded guilty on Aug. 12, before U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison in Houston to one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and commit fraud.
In their plea agreements, Greene and Roy admitted that they and a co-defendant conspired in a counterfeiting scheme to manufacture and sell oilfield pipe couplings stamped with a certification mark owned and registered by the American Petroleum Institute, without a license.  



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