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Oregon man given probation for sales of counterfeit scopes

July 19, 2019

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon business owner who sold counterfeit rifle scopes from China has received five years of federal probation.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Thursday that 58-year-old CulMar Outdoors owner Mark Culp was sentenced Thursday.

The Portland suburb business owner says he sold 13 Chinese-made Leupold scopes far below the market price.

Officials say Leupold & Stevens Inc. personnel purchased the online products, confirmed the forgeries and notified authorities.

Leupold also makes range finders, binoculars and thermal sensors for sporting, shooting and military applications.

Prosecutors say Culp made about $3,700 online.

Culp says it is “a hard lesson learned” and he intends to move forward with his life and business.

Culp retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2010 and has no prior criminal record.

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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, http://www.oregonlive.com

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