Monday, April 8, 2013

Tourist Beware: don't come to NY to get your counterfeit bags

A new Manhattan Democratic Bill is proposed to go after tourists who are buying counterfeit bags. Caught buying a fake Chanel bag... $1000 in fine and up to a year in prison.

Possessing more than $100, 000 in fake goods, could get you up to 15 years. "To take counterfeiting seriously, you have treat it the same way you would stolen property.  If you're caught purchasing it, you're punished.  It's the only way to put a real dent in the problem." says Josephy Gioconda, whose law firm represents dozens of luxury brands.

There is no estimate to how much loss in revenue a luxury brand faces because of these sales,  as well, the people behind these bags are the same people in China who are involved in Narcotics and human-trafficking.


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