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A Revere man was charged in federal court in connection with importing and selling counterfeit apparel

REVERE — A Revere man was charged in federal court in Boston in connection with importing and selling counterfeit apparel marked as Adidas, Nike, and the NFL, among others.

Paul G. Adri, 34, was charged with one count of tracking in counterfeit goods and services, one count of smuggling goods into the United States, one count of conspiracy and one count of wire fraud. He was arrested Tuesday and released on conditions following an initial court appearance.  

According to the charging document, Adri improperly used trademarks held by Adidas, Nike, the NFL, and the NBA, among others, and ignored two separate notices from U.S. Customs and Border Protection relating to his illegal counterfeiting activities.

The charge of trafficking in counterfeit goods and services provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of no more than $2 million, according to a statement from the Department of Justice. The charges of smuggling goods into the United States and wire fraud each provide for a sentence of no greater than 20 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of no more than $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss.

The charge of conspiracy provides for a sentence of no greater than five years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of no more than $250,000, or twice the gross gain or loss. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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