Omaha woman sentenced after authorities find $118,000 of counterfeit merchandise
OMAHA, Neb. (KLKN) – Acting United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Paw Moo, age 29, of Omaha, was sentenced on December 10th, 2021 in Omaha’s federal court for trafficking counterfeit goods. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Moo to a three-year probationary term.
In February 2021, the U.S. Customs and Border protection in Anchorage, Alaska seized a shipment of counterfeit designer purses destined for Moo’s residence in Omaha, Nebraska.
On March 23rd, 2021, Homeland Security Investigations used an undercover officer to execute a controlled delivery of the seized package to Moo’s residence. Once Moo accepted the package agents executed a search of her residence where numerous items with counterfeit marks were located.
Items found were handbags, clothes, blankets, phone cases, belts, and a wallet from brands such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Yves St. Laurent, Michael Kors, Coach, and Nike.
The total manufacturers’ suggested retail price of the seized merchandise exceeded $118,000.
According to Moo, she began selling items online from her residence at the beginning of March 2020 and began selling counterfeit items in the Fall of 2020, a timeframe that was consistent with her importation history.
This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.