Utica man pleads guilty to trademark counterfeiting charge

53-year-old Bobby Ross of Utica (Photo provided by New York State Police)

A Utica man who is accused of having counterfeit apparel and handbags has pleaded guilty to the crime, according to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.

Posted: Sep. 14, 2018 5:01 PM

UTICA – A Utica man who is accused of having counterfeit apparel and handbags has pleaded guilty to the crime, according to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.

In Oneida County Court on Friday, 54-year-old Bobby Ross pleaded guilty to third-degree trademark counterfeiting.

Back in March, Ross was arrested and charged with felony second-degree trademark counterfeiting. Police say they seized approximately $4,000 worth of counterfeit apparel and purses, and they also seized an amount of cash and a 2016 Dodge Caravan that was issued to transport and sell the merchandise.

Ross was sentenced to a $4,000 fine, a surcharge and a forfeiture.

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