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Las Vegas man sentenced for trying to import counterfeit electronics

Posted at 11:36 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 14:36:36-05

Prosecutors in San Diego say a Las Vegas business owner has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for conspiring to import counterfeit electronics from China to the U.S.

A judge on Monday also ordered 32-year-old Saad Ahmed to pay nearly $270,000 in restitution and surrender almost 4,500 cellphone parts seized in June 2018 from his business, PhonePartsUSA.

His attorney, Richard Schonfeld, wasn't immediately available for comment. Ahmed pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods.

Officials said the phony merchandise bore trademarks from Samsung and Apple, and fake UL quality certification.