Oregon man pleads guilty to selling fake Leupold rifle scopes

A man from Columbia City, Oregon, has pleaded guilty to knowingly trafficking counterfeit, Chinese-made Leupold-branded rifle scopes online.

According to court documents, between May and July 2015, Mark Aaron Culp (56) sold rifle optics bearing various Leupold trademarks and design features online via at least two commercial websites: and eBay. Culp sold 13 counterfeit rifle scopes that he had imported from China, generating approximately $3,700 in revenue.

Culp faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $2m fine and 3 years of supervised release. He will be sentenced on July 18.

Leupold & Stevens, a 100-year-old optics company, manufactures its rifle scopes in Beaverton, Oregon.

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