Mall Merchant Pleads Guilty To Selling Knock-offs


A man who operated kiosks at north country malls has pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods.

According to the U.S. Attorney in Syracuse, 38 year old Cengiz Gulbay of Henrietta, New York, entered the plea last Friday.

Gulbay operated several kiosks in the Salmon River Mall in Watertown and two stores located in the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena in December 2010.

He admitted to selling merchandise falsely marked as being manufactured by Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Coach and Christmas tree ornaments manufactured by "Rudolf & Me." 

Sentencing is scheduled for August 23 in Syracuse.

Gulbay faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $2 million, a three year period of supervised release and a special assessment of $100. 

Saturday, December 3, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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