Sidewalk Sales in NYC for Counterfeit Handbags – Closed.

No more sidewalk sales for counterfeit handbags in New York, at least for these two individuals. On June 11, 2010, two New York individuals were convicted for operating a massive international manufacturing, import and wholesale counterfeit goods business, states the Department of Justice.

Each person faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods, 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine for each of two counts of trafficking in counterfeit handbags, wallets, purses and carry-on bags, and five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each of two counts of illegally smuggling counterfeit goods into the U.S

So next time you stop to search for a good fake Fendi, just remember it’s a hefty fine for those sellers who get caught.