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Coconut Grove Woman Indicted for Selling Counterfeit Merchandise out of her Residence, Bankruptcy Fraud, and Money Laundering

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

A Coconut Grove woman is charged with trafficking in counterfeit merchandise, bankruptcy fraud, and money laundering. 

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Robert C. Hutchinson, Acting Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (ICE-HSI), Miami Field Office, made the announcement.

Tatiana F. Tascon, 40, of Coconut Grove, was charged by indictment with three counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2320(a)(1);  two counts of bankruptcy fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 152(1) and 152(2); and forty-five counts of money laundering, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(a)(1)(B)(i).  The defendant had her initial appearance today before the U.S. Magistrate Judge Patrick A. White, in Miami.

As alleged in the indictment and other court documents, the defendant trafficked in counterfeit goods, including high-end designer handbags, wallets and watches, out of a showroom in her Coconut Grove residence.  While trafficking in counterfeit goods, the defendant filed for and was ultimately granted Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection.  In her bankruptcy filings the defendant failed to report that she had earned over $700,000 from her illicit counterfeit goods business.  The defendant laundered the earnings from her illegal business through the bank accounts of third parties.

Mr. Ferrer commended the investigative efforts of ICE-HSI.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert J. Emery, Daya Nathan, and Eloisa Fernandez.

An indictment is only an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or on

Updated February 4, 2016