Feds: Youngstown-area men sold $275K of counterfeit goods

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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WYTV) – A federal grand jury has charged four Youngstown men with selling counterfeit clothes and accessories, according to a press release sent Thursday.

According to United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Steven M. Dettelbach, the jury indicted Ashraf Mishmish, 49, of Boardman, Raed Khatib, 52, of Boardman, Wesam Mishmish, 20, of Austintown, and Khaled Wakhyan, 30, of Boardman.

The indictment alleges that from about December 2013 to July of 2014, the four intentionally trafficked in counterfeit goods, specifically perfume, cologne, purses, headphones, jackets and boots, then sold them at below-suggested prices.

In total, investigators said that the men were selling items for $95,854 that should have cost $273,872, according to manufacturer’s suggested prices.

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