Aug 26, 2010 5:02 PM by Melissa Canone

Man Gets Prison Time For Trafficking In Counterfeit Goods

Shreveport, La.: Dwight Anthony Reed, 52, of Bossier City, La., owner of a retail store
formerly located in Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City, La., was sentenced to 48 months in federal
prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced
today. Reed was also sentenced to 3 years supervised release following the completion of his prison
Reed was convicted by a federal jury in May 2010 for trafficking in counterfeit goods.
According to court testimony, in May 2005, Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Bossier
City Police officers seized over 380 counterfeit trademarked items from a retail clothing store known
as "Rockafellas" in Bossier City's Pierre Bossier Mall, including shoes, clothing and accessories
displaying registered trademarked names and symbols associated with Louis Vuitton, Coach, Gucci,
Lacoste, Ecko, Phat Farm, Baby Phat, Nike, NCAA, NBA, NFL, and Roca Wear. In January and
February 2006, agents seized another 293 suspected counterfeit items, including 43 pairs of
counterfeit Nike shoes at the same store. In July 2006, a seizure was also made at Reed's
"Rockafellas" stores at malls in Longview and Texarkana. Over 1,000 counterfeit trademarked items
were presented at trial with an estimated value of over $81,000.
This case was investigated by Special Agent Lee Robinson, Immigration & Customs
Enforcement, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Robert W. Gillespie, Jr. Sentence was
imposed by United States District Judge S. Maurice Hicks, Jr.


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