5 People Charged with Trafficking $73 Million in Fake Air Jordans

Five people are in hot water with the Feds for trafficking counterfeit Nike Air Jordan sneakers. ABC News reported Miyuki Suen, Jian Min Huang, Songhua Qu, Kin Lui Chen and Fangrang Qu were charged after investigators completed an eight-month probe that included the inspection of almost 27,000 pairs of footwear.

Homeland Security Investigations special agent-in-charge Angel M. Melendez says “These five individuals are alleged to have been a part of a large-scale counterfeiting scheme, importing nearly a half-million pairs of knock-off Nike sneakers.”

Investigators alleged the individuals would import generic sneakers from China to the Port of Newark in New Jersey before adding the Nike Air Jordan trademark logos and attempting to sell them as authentic.

Would you be able to tell the difference between real sneakers and knock-offs? Would you care if your sneakers were knock-offs?

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