St. Louis man charged for selling counterfeit jeans, goods - KMOV.com

St. Louis man charged for selling counterfeit jeans, goods

(KMOV) -- A St. Louis man has been charged with selling thousands of counterfeit goods out of his home.

Dirk Lee Robinson, 55, was indicted on one felony count of trafficking in counterfeit goods and one felony count of smuggling good into the United States.

Robinson sold goods bearing the marks of numerous clothing and shoe companies including Nike, Chanel, Coach, Ed Hardy, LaCoste, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland and True Religion. He sold the merchandise through the business, “Jeans and Things,” based out of home at 4716 Margaretta Avenue.

The case initiated and investigated by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, along with Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

If convicted, trafficking carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and/or fines up to $2,000,000; smuggling carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000.

Robinson is also charged with a forfeiture count, which if convicted, he will be required to forfeit the property derived from the illegal activity and property used to facilitate the illegal activity.
 

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