09 Aug Report: 5 Charged For Counterfeiting $70 Million Worth Of Air Jordans
Five people were arrested Tuesday and accused of passing off generic sneakers as the iconic Air Jordan brand in a scheme that went through New Jersey and New York, authorities said.
The sneakers were shipped from China into Newark and then the trademark Nike logo was added to make them look like Air Jordans, said Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York. The shoes were then taken to Queens to sell, Berman said.
From January 2016 to July 2018, authorities estimated, more than 385,000 pairs of sneakers were imported from China to pass off as Air Jordans.