Hasib Ullah AMIRI (born 26/03/1995) of Fentiman Way, Harrow HA2 8FD appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court on 21st January 2019, charged with four counts of selling counterfeit goods at Wellesbourne Market in Warwickshire and at Camden Market in London. He pleaded guilty to all matters. He was sentenced to 8 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, required to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work, pay a £115 statutory victim surcharge and make a contribution of £800 towards the prosecution costs. The court ordered forfeiture and destruction of all goods seized by TM Eye.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of one of its well known luxury goods clients.
The prosecution and conviction follows a 6-week investigation by TM Eye’s Luxury Good’s Team.
Undercover operatives from TM Eye’s Dedicated Undercover Unit supported by their surveillance team had identified Amiri at Wellesbourne Market on the 1st December 2018, operating a large stall selling fake bags, purses and other leather goods from a wide range of well known luxury brands. Amiri was known to the team having been previously convicted by TM Eye on 7th March 2018. He had on that occasion been sentenced for four (4) offences of selling fake goods, to a 12 month Community Order and a requirement to do 60 hours Unpaid Work. Despite this conviction he continued to offend.
TM Eye Director David McKelvey said,”Amiri was caught by TM Eye in December 2018 selling fake goods in Camden. He was prosecuted by us and convicted. Despite this he chose to continue to offend. As a result one of Market Teams operating at Wellesbourne Market saw him again selling a wide range of fake goods. He was targeted and as a result evidence gained to again prosecute him. He was also found to be back at Camden selling fake goods and again further evidence was gathered. This resulted in his conviction and prison sentence. Should he Re offend he will go directly to prison.
TM Eye has teams operating at all markets and within the online space. Those who sell fake goods that impact on our clients brands will be prosecuted. As a result we have seen a significant reduction in the open sale of brands we protect.”