12 arrested in selling fake Justin Bieber, Luke Bryan merchandise

Orlando police expose traveling 'bootlegger' groups outside of Amway Center


ORLANDO, Fla. – Members of the Orlando Police Department arrested at least a dozen accused of selling "bootleg" Justin Bieber and Luke Bryan, outside of the Amway Center and Citrus Bowl over the weekend.

Approximately 250 T-shirts were seized with a retail value of approximately $5,000, according to police. Police said 12 were charged with offering counterfeit goods for sale.

The following suspects were arrested:

  • Soto, Louis Emilio, 21, from Alpharetta, GA-arrested on felony charges because of amount of goods.
  • Alana, Jorge K, 20, from Bronx, New York-arrested on felony charges because of amount of goods.
  • Todd, George, 64, from Brooklyn, New York
  • Johnson, Kenneth Wayne II, from Hapeville, Georgia
  • Watson, John F., 49, from Davenport, Florida
  • Watkins, Kevin, 39, from Concord, North Carolina
  • Watkins, Kiethon, 42, from Charlotte, NC
  • Viera, Joseph, 23, from Bronx, New York
  • Jones, Trenton, 19, from Bronx, New York
  • Laomand, Omar, 22, from Bronx, New York
  • Valdez, Alexander, 33, from Baltimore, Maryland
  • McKay, David Shmuel, 24 from NY, New York

An additional subject not listed was not booked into jail and charges will be forwarded to the state attorney's office at a later date.

Police encourage citizens not purchase items from a non licensed vendor.

There is no additional information or updates.