Two traders admit selling fake sportswear at Wembley Market
PUBLISHED: 15:00 12 June 2013 | UPDATED: 15:26 12 June 2013
Pair flogged counterfeit items sporting names such as Nike and Adidas to unsuspecting customers
Two traders have admitted selling fake sportswear from their stall in Wembley Market.
Naqib Jabarkhail, of Bathurst Gardens, Kensal Rise, and his accomplice Mahdi Salhi Mohamadi from Birmingham, sold counterfeit Adidas, Nike and other branded clothing their unsuspecting customers.
The pair were snared after Brent and Harrow Trading Standards (BHTS) launched an investigation following complaints from the public and brand holders.
The probe resulted in BHTS officers raiding the stall in December last year where they seized 940 tracksuits.
A second raid the follow month resulted in the confiscation of a further 424 tracksuits.
If the items were genuine they would have been worth around £113,000.
Both men appeared before Brent Magistrates’ Court where they admitted breaching the Trade Marks Act 1994.
Jabarkhail was sentenced to a total of 24 weeks in jail, suspended for 18 months, together with 300 hours of unpaid community work and an 18 month supervision order.
He was also ordered to pay £1,000 prosecution costs to Brent Council and BHTS and a £80 victim surcharge.
Mohamadi was handed down a community order of 100 hours unpaid work and a 12 month supervision order.
He was also ordered to pay a £60 victim surcharge.
Bill Bilon, from BHTS, said: “Traders selling counterfeit goods from Wembley Market is a thorn in our side.
“Both these individuals have been punished by the courts for their involvement in selling counterfeit goods and we will continue to pursue any other traders who try to do the same.”