Stockton Man Sentenced to 30 Months For Trafficking Fake Gucci Purses, Nike Shoes

April 3, 2017 |   

A Stockton man was sentenced for trafficking a variety of knock-off counterfeit goods, including several luxury items.

Issued on Friday, March 31, Micheal Hampton, 40, of Stockton was sentenced to 30-months in federal prison and ordered to pay $282,670 in restitution to Brand Security Corporation on behalf of the trademark holders. The sentencing was issued in Sacramento Federal Court by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr

On January 6, 2017, Hampton pleaded guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. According to court documents, Hampton imported counterfeit handbags, jackets, accessories, shoes, and jerseys from Asia and supplied them to resellers. 

As part of his scheme, Hampton rented storage units in Stockton and sold the counterfeit goods at the storage facility. The counterfeit goods included, Adidas, Chi, Coach, Gucci, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton bags, Majestic, Mitchell & Ness shirts and jerseys, New Era sporting goods, Nike shoes, Northface, and 47. Hampton sold the counterfeit Nike shoes on eBay.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Roger Yang prosecuted the case.

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