Jagmit and Gulraj Singh (pictured above) from London, operated a stall at Bovingdon Market in Hemel Hempstead together, where they sold a wide array of fake products including luxury branded leather goods, handbags and purses.
TM EYE mounted a covert pro active operation on behalf of its clients; Mulberry, Louis Vuitton and Jimmy Choo, to tackle offending by these criminals. Operatives carried out five test purchases of fake items on separate occasions from August 2013 through to October 2013, which was sufficient evidence for a criminal summons to be issued.
On 9th January 2014, both Jagmit and Gulraj Singh appeared at Watford Magistrates’ Court having previously pleaded guilty to all charges. Both were given a six month curfew from 6pm-4am and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £60 each. Jagmit received a £1000 fine and Gulraj received a £3000 fine.
Michael SAJDEVA selling fake goods at his stall in Camden
On 9 January 2014, at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court Michael SAJDEVA of Kingston Hill, London, was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months, 150 hours community order and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £80. SAJDEVA pleaded guilty to four Trademark offences. The case was brought by TM EYE as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of its clients.
This is the second time within one year that SAJDEVA had been successfully prosecuted by TM EYE. On a previous occasion he had been convicted of selling fake watches and leather goods at Camden Market.
TM EYE undertook the recent private prosecution on behalf of Louis Vuitton for offences committed between April 2013 and November 2013 at Camden Market. After three test purchases of fake Louis Vuitton items, an application for a criminal summons was submitted and subsequently issued. TM EYE operatives personally served the summons on SAJDEVA at Camden Market while police seized the remaining counterfeit items on his stall. A substantial seizure of fake goods was made. The Court ordered destruction of the goods.
TM EYE Director David McKELVEY said,”We initially prosecuted SAJDEVA early last year (Operation 642-DM-12), for openly selling fake watches and leather goods at Camden Market in 2012 / 2013. The prosecution was brought on behalf of CARTIER, LOUIS VUITTON and MULBERRY. A large number of fake products of other brands were being sold and were also subsequently seized. He was sentenced at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on 17th April 2013, to a Community Order for 12 Months to include 150 Hours of unpaid work.
Having been convicted SAJDEVA took the decision to continue trading and although he took precautions we gathered substantive evidence of his continued criminality. As a result we took the decision to bring a second private criminal prosecution against him. He now risks going immediately to prison should he re offend.
TM EYE will continue to ‘catch and convict’ those offenders who engage in this damaging criminality”.