Thursday, July 3, 2008

Counterfeit ring busted in Queens

QUEENS -- A multi-million dollar counterfeit ring has been broken in Queens.
Among the items seized are bogus merchandise with Major League Baseball and NFL trademarks.

Two truckloads of counterfeit merchandise. That's what a raid in Queens netted. Among the items seized were caps featuring MLB logos, counterfeit shirts, sunglasses and toys. Even fake Duracell batteries were seized.

"As of Monday when we seized his books, he had registered $16 million in gross profits at that point," said Michael Vecchione with the Brooklyn DA's office.

The suspect, Jianfeng Guo pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of trademark counterfeiting. Bail was set at $500,000.

The phony goods were allegedly shipped from China into New Jersey's Port Elizabeth and then trucked to a warehouse in Queens according to the DA's office.

(Other reports mentioned Ridgewood as the Queens location.)


Anonymous said...


Vibrant! Diverse! Thriving! (or should we say teaming! fetid! third world!)

Anonymous said...

Democratic Dictionary:

Queens: Where
the Merchadise is Counterfeit,
the People are Illegal and
the Construction is Noncompliant.

Wade Nichols said...

Diversity is strength!

It's also...counterfeiting rings!!!

Anonymous said...

As soon as I read the headline, I knew it was about one of our friendly, diverse oriental neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Surprise, Chinese counterfeiters!

Lead painted toys, brothels, illegal gambling operations, human trafficking, yadda, yadda, yadda!

Nice countrymen, eh C.M. Liu?

(He just blushed redder than Pinky
Gallagher in embarrassment).

Anonymous said...

Check out the Hong Kong Market on Main Street in Flushing.

There's a guy selling
Asian "antiques" in a booth
in the middle of the mall as you first enter.

I spotted a nice celadon glazed 3" diameter dish and asked the price.

"200 dollars....antique", the proprietor replied.

When I told him that it I knew it was a repro you can buy in Chinatown for about $20
he said, "Goodbye" (translation f--k you)!

I'm going to report him.

None of his wares are priced
which, I believe, is required by law!

ching chow said...

"Velly bad bunch of clooks give Chinese people velly bad name".

Anonymous said...

He, heh, heh....
let's see just how long "Ridgewoodian" takes to respond to this last comment!