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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Friday, May 9, 2014

Rochester Man Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Goods


     BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Carmelo Gimeli, 67, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of trafficking in counterfeit goods, was sentenced to 24 months supervised release to include four months of electronic monitoring, by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol G. Bridge, who handled the case, stated that the defendant sold large quantities of counterfeit merchandise at the Walden Super Flea. During the execution of a search warrant, law enforcement officers seized more than 650 counterfeit purses, wallets, shoes and boots being sold under such names as Ugg, Michael Kors and Coach. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge James C. Spero.



Updated November 24, 2014