A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Orrian J. Anders, 40, of Lexington, on two counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said.
in which Anders and several other individuals were arrested and charged with allegedly selling counterfeit items at the Metro Flea Market on U.S. Highway 1 in West Columbia.
Goods seized in the sting operations included thousands of DVDs and CDs, as well as coats, handbags, hats, jeans, scarves, shirts, shoes, shorts, sweat suits, and other goods. The confiscated products bore the logos of many designer names: Air Jordan, Bape, Chanel, Coach, COOGI, Dolce & Gabbana, Ecko, Ed Hardy, Evisu, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton, LRG, Major League Baseball, Motion Picture Association of America, NASCAR, NFL, Nike, Polo, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Recording Industry of America, and Timberland.
If convicted, the maximum penalty Anders could receive is 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $2 million, Nettles said.
The case was investigated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney T. DeWayne Pearson of the Columbia office for prosecution, Nettles said.
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