Montgomery Counterfeiters Convicted

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal jury has convicted three men
of conspiring to traffic counterfeit merchandise.

Investigators seized the fake goods from two locations in
Montgomery, including a booth at Flea Market Montgomery. Industry
representatives say the value of the items is more than $5 million.

The imitated manufacturers included Nike, Prada, Coach, Chanel,
Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and Polo. The items included fake
handbags, shoes, clothing, jewelry and other goods.

Convicted in the case were 39-year-old Kemo Krubally of Gambia,
22-year-old Abdoulaye Barry of Ivory Coast and 26-year-old Momadou
Noussy Diallo of Guinea.

They each face up to 10 years in prison and more than $500,000
in fines. They also face deportation to their home countries after
imprisonment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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