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NEWS: Baltimore Store Owner Sentenced to 39 Months in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Luxury Apparel and Accessories

Posted by admin on Jun 21, 2011 9:14:56 AM

Baltimore store owner sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling counterfeit luxury apparel and accessories
3,600 counterfeit items seized from three stores worth over $400,000

BALTIMORE – A Maryland man was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for selling counterfeit items with brand names such as Coach, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Chanel, Gucci, Polo and Nike. The sentence is the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Maryland State Police and Baltimore County Police Department.

Marvin Anthony Johnson, 47, of Baltimore, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake for trafficking in counterfeit goods. Johnson is also required Johnson to forfeit $23,957 in unlawful proceeds seized by law enforcement in September 2010.

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Topics: Counterfeiting, Luxury Goods