Las Vegas Store Owner Indicted For Trafficking In Counterfeit Designer Merchandise

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LAS VEGAS – A Las Vegas woman made her initial court appearance yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brenda Weksler for allegedly trafficking in more than 3,000 counterfeit designer handbags, clothes, and other merchandise which she offered for sale at her beauty supply store.

Amie Kamara (31) is charged with two counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods. A jury trial has been scheduled for November 14, 2022 before U.S. District Judge Cristina D. Silva.

According to allegations made in the indictment, Kamara owned and operated Aminic Beauty Supply in Las Vegas. At the store, she possessed and intended to sell items bearing counterfeit marks that were identical to the genuine trademarks from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, and other designer brands.

If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison, a term of supervised release, and a monetary fine.

U.S. Attorney Jason M. Frierson for the District of Nevada and Acting Special Agent in Charge Chris Watkins for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Las Vegas made the announcement.

The case was investigated by HSI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Fang is prosecuting the case.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

To report possible violations of intellectual property rights, including counterfeiting, IP Theft and piracy, contact the National IPR Coordination Center, at www.iprcenter.gov/referral/report-ip-theft-form.

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