From Douglaston Patch:
A 48-year-old Bellerose woman has been convicted of selling counterfeit handbags and sneakers bearing the logos of a number of popular, and often expensive, brand names in northeast Queens, the Queens district attorney said.
Ai Zhang, of 82-05 County Pointe Circle in Bellerose, was convicted yesterday before Queens Supreme Court Justice James Griffin on five charges of trademark counterfeiting following a two-week jury trial, Queens DA Richard Brown said.
The defendant, who will return to court on Dec. 20 for sentencing, faces up to 15 years in prison, the DA said.
Zhang sold fake Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Nike products from a store located at 161-11 Jamaica Ave., the DA said. The total street value of items recovered by police is estimated at more than $175,000, he said.