22 People were charged with smuggling and selling half a billion dollars worth of counterfeit designer goods in NYC. Fake bags, perfumes, belts etc by the "Brand" names of Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch Handbags, Michael Kors, Hermes and Chanel were all being sold on the black market for drastically lower prices. Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said:
“The defendants allegedly smuggled millions of dollars of counterfeit luxury goods into our country, depriving companies of their valuable and hard-earned intellectual property,”
“The illegal smuggling of counterfeit goods poses a real threat to honest businesses, and I commend our federal prosecutors and partners at HSI and the NYPD for their outstanding work on this important investigation. The Department of Justice is committed to holding accountable those who seek to exploit our borders by smuggling counterfeit goods for sale on the black market.”
Taking tax dollars away from the people is no joke. A federal crime is also no joke... Hopefully they saved some money for a good lawyer. Watch the video below.