December 27, 20
(IDEX On-line) – A counterfeiter prevented a jail time period in Britain, after he admitted promoting faux Pandora jewellery value $495,000 on eBay.
Usman Sadiq, 38, initially claimed all the products have been real, however later pleaded responsible to 5 trademark offences.
He was caught out when buying and selling requirements officers purchased a $28 Disney allure from his eBay platform. They’d it analyzed and decided it was counterfeit.
They later raided his residence, in Rossendale, Lancashire, and located a big amount of jewellery bearing the Pandora trademark, in addition to branded packaging and wrapping. The offences passed off over an 18-month interval.
A decide at Preston Crown Courtroom sentenced him to 2 years in jail, suspended for 2 years, and ordered him to finish 200 hours of unpaid work. He described the crimes as “fraud towards the general public”.
At an earlier court docket listening to a confiscation order for $175,000 was made towards Sadiq.
Pic courtesy Lancashire County Council, exhibits a few of the seized items