Two Indian Americans held for fake perfume trafficking

Washington : Two Indian Americans from New Jersey have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to import and traffic in counterfeit perfume, according to the US justice department.

While Sanjay Anandani, 34, of Clinton was arrested Dec 1 in Secaucus, New Jersey Rohit, 28, of Edgewater, surrendered to authorities a day later.

The indictment alleges that Anandani and Rohit imported three shipping containers with counterfeit perfume during 2009 and 2010, as well as 4,600 fragrance boxes bearing counterfeit perfume trademarks.

The two-count indictment filed in the Eastern District of New York charges each defendant with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and trafficking in counterfeit goods.

The conspiracy charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The trafficking charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine.

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