NYPD Nabs $2.2M in Counterfeit Goods
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton and James T. Hayes, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's, Homeland Security Investigations in New York, today announced that seven Queens residents — two married couples and three other individuals — have been charged with trademark counterfeiting and that more than $2.2 million worth of fake designer handbags, gloves wallets, watches and other items bearing the logos of various designers — including Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci and Prada — have been seized from various storage locations from which the defendants allegedly operated.
"Trademark counterfeiting is a global economic problem that costs manufacturers millions of dollars which translates into the loss of jobs for many hardworking people, said Police Commissioner Bratton. "I want to thank all of the investigators and prosecutors involved in this significant seizure of counterfeit goods during the holiday shopping season."
Read more in Women's Wear Daily [here].
Full press release from Queens District Attorney.