Published November 20, 2014
Federal authorities say they've seized $100 million worth of counterfeit goods and arrested 10 people in raids of shops at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.
U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello said Tuesday that a total of 11 people were indicted, including two illegal immigrants. He says they are owners or employees of eight stores targeted in the raids.
The indictment was filed in federal court on July 22 and unsealed Monday. It includes charges of conspiracy, smuggling and trafficking in counterfeit goods.
If convicted, the defendants could face prison terms of up to 20 years.