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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Counterfeit Goods

(AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)

(AP Photo/The Post-Star, Derek Pruitt)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A Springfield man was convicted of selling counterfeit goods Thursday.

Josue Rivera, 38, plead guilty in the U.S. District Court in Springfield to trafficking in counterfeit and unauthorized goods. As part of his plea agreement, Rivera agreed to pay $29,000 in restitution and forfeit two of his bank accounts, which were work nearly $80,000 dollars.

Rivera operated a retail business in Springfield called Main Source. He allegedly stocked and sold counterfeit merchandise from April 11 until June 25, 2012. The goods included clothing, footwear, and accessories with the names Gucci, Nike, Coach, Chanel, and Oakley. He also stocked and sold unauthorized movies and music.

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