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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bedford County Man Sentenced For Trafficking In Counterfeit Sports Apparel

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - A resident of Everett, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to five years probation, the first 12 months of which must be served by conditions of home confinement, a $3,000 fine, 100 hours of community service, and $113,218 restitution to the Coalition for the Advancement for the Protection of Sports Logos on his conviction of trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on John F. Crawford, IV, 48.

According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 25, 2012, Crawford trafficked in various counterfeit National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball logo apparel.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Homeland Security-Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Crawford.

Updated July 14, 2015