RI man sentenced for trafficking counterfeit goods
A Warwick man has been sentenced for trafficking over 14,500 counterfeit products.
On Thursday Norman Cipriano, 41, was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison. According to United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Bruce M. Foucart, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Warwick Police Chief Colonel Stephen McCartney.was charged for trafficking more than 14,500 counterfeit sports jerseys, clothing accessories, and health and beauty products valued at more than $1 million dollars.
Cipriano has also been ordered by U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith to serve 3 years of supervised release after the completion of his prison term.
Cipriano pleaded guilty to trafficking in the counterfeit goods and services on August 5, 2013. An amount of restitution to be paid by the defendant to the companies impacted will be determined at a later date.?