A man from Nottingham Neil GREEN appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on 16th February 2018, charged with one offence of selling counterfeit UGG goods at Bovingdon market on 18th November 2017. He also admitted a further offence which the court took into consideration. GREEN was sentenced to a 12 week prison sentence suspended for two years.
The case was brought by TM Eye as a private criminal prosecution on behalf of its client Deckers.
The case follows a covert TM Eye operation at Bovingdon market in Hertfordshire where GREEN operated a stall selling fake goods. GREEN sold TM Eye undercover operatives fake UGG boots which was recorded by covert filming.
GREEN has been prosecuted and convicted on four separate occasions by TM Eye by way of private criminal prosecutions in the past two years. He had only recently been released from prison having been convicted and imprisoned for 12 weeks in 2017 for selling fake HUGO BOSS goods.
TM Eye Director David Mckelvey said,”GREEN is a prolific offender who continues to offend despite receiving sentences of imprisonment. He has avoided selling brands that TM Eye protects but on this occasion was unaware that Deckers (UGGS) were being represented by TM Eye. As a result he was caught and convicted. Should he re-offend he will go straight to prison.”
Six men appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court on 13th February 2018, each charged with a number of criminal offences under the Trademarks Act 1994. The matters all related to the open sale of fake goods in and around the Manchester area of Strangeways known as ‘Counterfeit Street’. The private criminal prosecutions are a result of TM Eye’s operation MORDOR (Phase 3) tackling organised crime in and around this area.
Sohrab KHAN pleaded guilty to four charges and the matter was adjourned until the 1st March 2018 10am for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the probation officers.
Safi Ullah RAZAQI pleaded guilty to six charges against him and the matter was adjourned until the 2nd March 2018 for the pre-sentence report to be prepared.
Eshan NURI pleaded guilty and the matter was adjourned until the 27th March 2018 at 10am for a probation report to be prepared.
The matters again Seviq YAZDANI were adjourned until the 3rd Aril 2018 for a Dari interpreter to be provided
The matters against Abdul QUDDUS were adjourned until the 2nd March 2018 at 10am to allow time for the court to provide Urdu translator and for the defence to appeal their rejected Legal Aid application.
The matters against Alireza HUSSEINI were adjourned until the 3rd Aril 2018 at 2pm for a Dari interpreter to be arranged to attend court.
TM Eye has convicted over 40 criminals operating in and around the Strangeways area known as ‘ Counterfeit Street’ as a direct result of Operation MORDOR. TM Eye works closely with Greater Manchester Police and Manchester City Council in tackling the organised crime that blights the area.
All those convicted have their convictions recorded on the Police National Computer and have their DNA, Fingerprints and Photographs taken by police for police indices. The UK Border Force actively checks those convicted and takes appropriate action where required.