Man Sentenced For Selling Counterfeit Items

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal authorities say a Baltimore man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling counterfeit items purportedly made by Louis Vuitton, Prada, Nike and others.

Marvin Johnson, 47, was also ordered to forfeit nearly $24,000 in unlawful proceeds at sentencing recently.

According to his guilty plea, Johnson sold the counterfeit goods at a store in Baltimore and two sales booths in Baltimore and Port Deposit.

Last year, authorities executed search warrants at six locations and vehicles associated with Johnson and seized about 3,600 items of counterfeit luxury apparel and accessories. The lost retail value, or infringement amount, of the goods seized is estimated to be between $400,000 and $1 million.

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