Store owners face sentencing for selling counterfeit clothing

HOUSTON — A Chickasaw County couple pleaded guilty this week to selling counterfeit goods.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 46-year-old Willie McMillian and his wife, 47-year-old Sophia Hill McMillian, pleaded guilty to sale and possession with intent to sell goods bearing counterfeit labels or trade-marks.

McMillian owned and operated Urban Wear with Hill, where the couple sold a high volume of counterfeit goods bearing the Louis Vuitton and The North Face labels.

McMillian was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with one year suspended. Additionally, McMillian must pay restitution and forfeit all items seized to the Attorney General’s Office. Hill was sentenced to five years, five years suspended.

 

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2 Responses to “Store owners face sentencing for selling counterfeit clothing”

  1. High-priced clothing store hit by smash-and-grab robbers for second time Says:

    [...] Store owners face sentencing for selling counterfeit clothing The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 46-year-old Willie McMillian and his wife, 47-year-old Sophia Hill McMillian, pleaded guilty to sale and possession with intent to sell goods bearing counterfeit labels or trade-marks. McMillian owned and … Read more on Mississippi Business Journal (blog) [...]

  2. Amy Barnes Says:

    Wow, someone criminalized copyright infringement? I smell a free speech challenge to this law. I wonder if these people had a lawyer – no one should go to jail because of a logo on merchandise. SMH.

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