In Like a Lion: Another Counterfeiting Ring Busted in Atlanta
A WSB-TV website post states that the volume of counterfeit merchandise seized was "enough to fill up a U-Haul[®]."
According to a post by myfoxatlanta.com: "Undercover cops posed as buyers to get a sense of what kind of merchandise was available. After several transactions, police went back into the shops on Ralph David Abernathy and focused on the six shop owners and the fake goods they were allegedly passing off as authentic." The arrested shop owners face felony charges, indicates that post.
This bust coincidentally arrives on the heels of a February 25 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, which affirmed the conviction and 51-month federal imprisonment sentence imposed in 2011 on an Atlanta-area individual convicted of criminal copyright infringement and trafficking in counterfeit labels. For details on that decision, see our prior post.