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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 25, 2017

New Hampshire Company Sentenced for Trafficking Counterfeit Patriots Playoff T-Shirts

BOSTON – A New Hampshire company was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for trafficking counterfeit New England Patriots AFC Championship and Super Bowl t-shirts during the 2015 NFL playoffs.

 

At the sentencing hearing, CK Productions Inc., based in Pelham, N.H., was ordered by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf to pay restitution in the amount of $29,405 to the NFL and a fine of $30,000. In April 2017, CK productions pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods. 

 

From January through February 2015, CK Productions printed and sold approximately 1,724 counterfeit t-shirts, with a total retail value of approximately $29,405. The playoff t-shirts bore the trademarked words “Patriots” and “Super Bowl” and pictured the Patriots logo.

New England Patriots Logo

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS LLC

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Bookbinder, Chief of Weinreb’s Cyber Crime Unit, prosecuted the case.

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Updated September 25, 2017