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MOHAMMED SAMEER AHMED CHARGED WITH SELLING COUNTERFEIT NFL JERSEYS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 14, 2013

MOHAMMED SAMEER AHMED, age 36, a resident of Kenner, Louisiana was charged yesterday in a Bill of Information with trafficking in counterfeit goods, announced U.S. Attorney Dana Boente.

According to the Bill of Information, between June and October of 2010, AHMED was found with 58 counterfeit NFL jerseys in his French Quarter shop.  The counterfeit “Reebok” Saints jerseys had false “NFL” holograms on them that were likely to lead customers to believe that the jerseys were authentic New Orleans Saints jerseys.

If convicted, AHMED faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $2,000,000, and three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U.S. Attorney Boente reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

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

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