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10/11/2012

3 individuals charged with trafficking in counterfeit goods

ORLANDO, Fla. – Three Florida men were charged in three separate indictments for trafficking in counterfeit goods. They face up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $2 million. The cases were investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Dale Borders, 38, of Orlando, is charged with trafficking in counterfeit DVDs bearing the trademarks of Beachbody LLC, Disney Enterprises Inc. and Zumba Fitness LLC. He was indicted Oct 10.

Gary T. Mannix, 59, of Daytona Beach, Fla., is charged with trafficking in counterfeit sports merchandise and National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletics Association and Major League Baseball jerseys. He was indicted Aug.15.

Mohamed El Said Mohamed, 37, of Ormond Beach, Fla., was indicted Aug. 23. According to court documents, he admitted to trafficking more than 1,000 counterfeit handbags, jewelry, watches and wallets bearing trademarks of Coach, Fendi, Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. He pleaded guilty Sept. 28 and is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 19.