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Press Release

Metairie Man Charged With Trafficking of Counterfeit Goods

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BOUBACAR DIALLO, age 35, of Metairie, was charged in a one-count Bill of Information with trafficking in counterfeit goods.

According to the Bill of Information, on March 12, 2015, DIALLO trafficked and attempted to traffic in a variety of counterfeit goods, including approximately 111 pairs of “True Religion” blue jeans, 166 “Michael Kors” purses, 67 “Michael Kors” pocketbooks, 87 “Michael Kors” watches, 6 pair of “Nike” tennis shoes, 9 pair of “Polo” pants, and 8 pair of “Polo” shirts.

If convicted, DIALLO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of not more than ten years, followed by up to three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Polite reiterated that the Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Louisiana Department of Justice / Office of the Attorney General Investigation Division and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Jordan Ginsberg is in charge of the prosecution.                                                        

Updated February 4, 2016