A Milwaukee store owner who admitted selling counterfeit Nike shoes and designer clothes was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison.
Oumar Tall, 38, ran Golden Fashion, 6013 N. Teutonia Ave. And according to federal court records, he was on probation from a counterfeit goods nfl jerseys conviction in Missouri when he sold more fakes to an informant and an undercover Milwaukee police officer in December and January. He was charged in March and pleaded guilty in May to attempted intentional trafficking in counterfeit goods.
U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman noted at sentencing that Tall, who immigrated to the United States from Mauritania in 1998, has had no other run-ins with the law, no involvement with drugs or violence, and has given helpful information to authorities investigating the counterfeit clothing trade.
Tall has been jailed since his arrest in March, so he nfl football jerseys will likely be freed in about two weeks, though Adelman noted Tall could have his Missouri probation revoked or face immigration proceedings.
Speaking with a heavy accent, Tall told the court he was ashamed and sorry for his crime, that he thought he could just buy and resell goods as long as he paid taxes, and that he "will always stand up for this government and this wonderful country."
Agents seized merchandise from Golden Fashion in March, including fake Nikes and products falsely labeled as Louis Vuitton, Roca Wear, Gucci, Polo, Sean Jean and other designer brands. The value of the seized goods would have been about $30,000.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica O'Neil new jersey nfl said that was a relatively small amount of pirated name-brand merchandise compared to many operations that have been targeted by law enforcement.