Long Island Father, 2 Sons Busted in $25 Million Luxury Knockoff Scam - NBC New York

Long Island Father, 2 Sons Busted in $25 Million Luxury Knockoff Scam

Officials say the knockoff Chinese merchandise was shipped to Kennedy Airport before being distributed to street vendors

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    3 Cuffed in Long Island Counterfeit Bust

    Three men were arrested in a massive counterfeit goods bust on Long Island. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017)

    What to Know

    • A 55-year-old Long Island man and his two sons, ages 22 and 18, were arrested this week following a six-month investigation

    • Cops say they had $25 million worth of fake designer accessories in their possession, ranging from counterfeit Rolex to Gucci goods

    • Authorities say the men dealt fake accessories that mimicked high-end brands through their business, Broadway Watch

    A Long Island father and his two sons have been arrested with $25 million worth of counterfeit designer accessories, ranging from Gucci to Rolex to Burberry knockoffs, authorities say. 

    The 55-year-old Long Island man and his 22-year-old and 18-year-old sons were arrested Tuesday following a six-month investigation. Authorities say they seized fake watches, belts and purses from a warehouse in New Hyde Park.

    Officials say the knockoff Chinese merchandise was shipped to Kennedy Airport before being distributed to street vendors. Authorities say the men dealt fake accessories that mimicked brands such as Rolex, Gucci and Burberry through their business, Broadway Watch Outlet Co.

    Nassau County police, Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and New York City police were all involved in the investigation.


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