Sacto 9-1-1
November 13, 2008
10 indicted in selling counterfeit goods

From Sandy Louey:

A federal grand jury indicted 10 people Thursday for allegedly selling counterfeit goods in Northern California.

The ten indicted were arrested last month as the culmination of a several month undercover operation.

They allegedly sold a volume of counterfeit merchandise including counterfeit bags, wallets, jewelry, clothing and trademarked emblems, labels and badges and UL power strips. The items were sold at the Galt Market and elsewhere, according to a release from U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott.

The indictments charged all 10 with trademark violations and trafficking in counterfeit goods.

The 10 indicted were: Griselda Avila, 30, of Elk Grove; Elisa Ching, 58, of San Jose; Maria "Pala" Brosnan, 68, of Fremont; Qi Jin Chen, aka Jimmy Chen, 36, of Stockton; Dong Hun Jun, 63, of Union City; Kyong Yong Kim, 60, of San Jose; Raymond Mao, 58, of San Jose; Yi Ni, 44, of San Gabriel; Sunshine Pascual, 37, of Sacramento; and Jose Quevedo-Meza, 33, of Elk Grove, according to the release.

Chen was also indicted on the charge of structuring financial transactions over $100,000. He allegedly illegally structured $132,921 into United Commercial Bank to circumvent bank-reporting requirements, the release said.

Avila, Ching, Mao, and Quevedo-Meza were also charged with conspiracy to trafficking in counterfeit goods.

These cases are the result of investigations by the California State Parole, Elk Grove Police Department, FBI, Galt Police Department, IRS Criminal Investigations, Lodi Police Department, Placer County Sheriff's Office, Roseville Police Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, Sacramento Police Department, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Secret Service

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