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Two California Men Sentenced for Counterfeiting

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that two California men convicted of Trafficking in Counterfeit Goods or Services were sentenced on January 30, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.


Mohamed Elkady, age 30, and Fady Youssef Abdelmalek, age 34, were each sentenced to time served, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. They were also ordered to pay $50,000 in restitution jointly, which they paid in full, prior to sentencing.


Elkady and Abdelmalek were charged on June 6, 2015. The conviction stems from them manufacturing and selling counterfeit goods at kiosks in the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, between November 2014 and June 2015. The victims included the National Football League, various motor vehicle manufacturers, and television show producers.


This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins prosecuted the case.

Updated February 4, 2017