A raid on a storage facility and three stores in Charlotte led authorities to a "large-scale trafficker" they say pocketed millions selling counterfeit clothes and shoes across the country.
Ali Nasrallah, 42, has been charged with trafficking and attempting to traffic counterfeit goods. Federal authorities, who arrested Nasrallah after searching his home in New York, say he deposited nearly $7.5 million in banks from the operation.
In a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in Charlotte, authorities said he led an organization operating since 1995 that sold clothes and shoes made to look like Nike, Louis Vuitton, Timberland and Polo-brand products to some 70 people who then re-sold the merchandise in Charlotte and nationally.
Authorities said Nasrallah phoned the re-sellers or sent photos when new merchandise was available.
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