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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cumberland County Man Sentenced For Illegally Importing Counterfeit Sports Jerseys

PHILADELPHIA - Shawn Robinson, 31, of Enola, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for a counterfeiting scheme involving sports jerseys.  Robinson and his father, Neil Robinson, of Bensalem, PA, conspired to traffic in and illegally import counterfeit sports jerseys.  Both pleaded guilty. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno ordered restitution in the amount of $30,000, forfeiture of $89,895.57 and all seized jerseys, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.


Between July of 2007 and March of 2012, Robinson imported and sold counterfeit sports jerseys that he bought from unauthorized manufacturers in China.  These included baseball, football, hockey, and basketball jerseys, and each had a counterfeit trademark of the sports league on the jersey.  Robinson imported more than 8,500 counterfeit sports jerseys and grossed an estimated $231,000 in sales for these products.


Shawn Robinson pleaded guilty on January 22, 2015; his father pleaded guilty on November 12, 2014.


The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Albert S. Glenn.

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