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New York man guilty of selling fake goods in Cedar Rapids

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A New York man has pleaded guilty in federal court to selling fake goods in Cedar Rapids.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 57-year-old Yahya Jawad of Binghamton, New York pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods.

Court records say Jawad was selling counterfeit merchandise at a “Clearance Sale” on 16th Ave. S.W. in Cedar Rapids on January 9.

Police officers say they bought three items at the sale that were counterfeit. They were a pair of headphones that were being sold as “Beats Audio” headphones and two purses, one being sold as a “Michael Kors” purse and the other a “Louis Vuitton” handbag.

The officers say they seized other counterfeit items, including more headphones, more purses and clothing items after determining the first three items were fake..

A sentencing date has not been set, but Jawad faces up to 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine.

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