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Plymouth man sentenced for trafficking counterfeit sports merchandise

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 30, 2012


MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 57-year-old Plymouth man was sentenced for trafficking in counterfeit jerseys, caps, and other sports’ apparel. United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank sentenced Daniel Daesik Ahn to five years of probation, $12,760 in restitution and a $50,000 fine. As a condition of his probation, Ahn must serve one weekend in the Scott County jail, submit to GPS location monitoring for three months and donate 7,000 articles of clothing from his clothing stores to school children in the local community. Ahn was charged by information on March 6, 2012, and pleaded guilty on March 30, 2012.

In his plea agreement, Ahn admitted that on November 18, 2009, he trafficked or attempted to traffic in jerseys, caps and other sports apparel at his chain of clothing stores, called 7 mile fashion. On November 18, investigators conducted a “blitz” operation in the Twin Cities and found counterfeit apparel in three of Ahn’s stores. The merchandise featured counterfeit logos of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NCAA.

This case was the result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Colin P. Johnson.

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