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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mohammed Sameer Ahmed Pleads Guilty To Selling Counterfeit Nfl Jerseys

MOHAMMED SAMEER AHMED, age 36, a resident of Kenner, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt to a one-count bill of information for trafficking in counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to court documents, AHMED was caught trying to sell 58 counterfeit NFL jerseys in his French Quarter store from June 2010 to October 2010.  The counterfeit jerseys had false markings and holograms on them that were likely to lead customers to believe that they were authentic New Orleans Saints jerseys.

AHMED faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $2,000,000, and 3 years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.  Sentencing is scheduled for July 17, 2013.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Spiro G. Latsis.

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