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February 2, 2011

IDRESS SUBHI SALEM, a/k/a Eddie Salem , age 31, a resident of Harvey, was sentenced today in federal court by U. S. District Judge Helen Berrigan three (3) years probation for trafficking in counterfeit goods, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay restitution to the infringed copyright holders in the amount of $4, 500.00.

According to court documents, SALEM owns Oprah’s Beauty Supply and Fashion located in the 1000 block of Williams Boulevard in Kenner, Louisiana.. On September 20, 2006, Special Agents with the Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant on SALEM’s business and confiscated approximately $7,453.91 worth of counterfeit goods, including 160 counterfeit Lacoste shirts, 27 pairs of Louis Vuitton shoes, 14 pair of RocaWear pants and 26 RocaWear shirts. SALEM previously pled guilty admitting that between March 24, 2006 and September 20, 2006, he sold counterfeit clothing and shoes from his store.

The case was investigated by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney W. Scott Laragy.





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