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New York Man Charged with Selling Luxury Counterfeit Goods at the Marshfield Fair

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

BOSTON – A New York City man was charged today in U.S. District Court in Boston for selling counterfeit goods bearing luxury trademarks at the Marshfield Fair.

Xian Chen Chen, 39, was charged in an Information with introducing imported merchandise by means of false statements and practices.  The Information alleges that in summer 2013, Chen Chen sold goods fraudulently bearing the trademarks of Armani, Beats by Dr. Dre, Burberry, Bvlgari, Chanel, Christian Dior, Coach, Dolce Gabbana, Dooney & Bourke, Ed Hardy, Fendi, Gucci, Hello Kitty, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oakley, Prada, Ray Ban, The North Face, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, and Versace.

The charge provides for a sentence of no greater than two years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gain or loss, whichever is greater.  Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties.  Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. 

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Harman Burkart of Ortiz’s Cybercrime Unit.

The details in the Information are allegations.  The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated February 4, 2016