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.
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