Alleged Clothing & Shoe Counterfeiters in Court - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Alleged Clothing & Shoe Counterfeiters in Court



    Abdel Salaam and Muhammad Bobbitt-Salaam have a hearing Tuesday for the thousands of dollars worth of counterfeit merchandise they allegedly sold. (Published Tuesday, April 29, 2014)

    A father and son accused of running a high-end clothing, shoe and handbag counterfeiting business are due in court today.

    Muhammad Bobbitt-Salaam, 29, and Abdel Salaam, 48, were arrested on April 17 at the People's Choice and Discount Clothing Store in Chester, Pa.

    The Delaware County District Attorney's Office said agents from the Department of Homeland Security spent a year investigating the alleged counterfeit dealings. The men are accused of selling knockoff shoes, clothing, sunglasses and purses from designers like Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, Nike and Gucci.

    Authorities say private investigators conducted undercover buys from the men. More than $150,000 worth of fake merchandise was confiscated during the arrest, officials said.

    The men will be in court for a preliminary hearing in Chester on Tuesday.

    Bobbitt-Salaam has claimed he is guilty by association and has nothing to do with the alleged illegal business.

    The DA's Office says they cannot comment on the case.