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Government Seizes $325 Million Worth Of Counterfeit Uggs

Just when you thought the saga of counterfeit Uggscouldn’t get any uglier, it did. This week, US Customs officials shut down a complex plan between two criminal networks that had planned to sell some $325 million worth of counterfeit Uggs and other fake fashion items in the United States.

The New York Times reports that federal agents arrested nearly 30 people, most of them Chinese, in the US and the Philippines this week, and charged them with smuggling counterfeit goods into the US. Customs officials allege that those involved with the case were able to successfully sneak the goods into the country by using the names of honest shipping companies on customs forms. As a result, once the goods were in the country, some of them were distributed to people who didn’t even know they were getting fake merchandise. Read more…

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