SAN CLEMENTE MAN FACES CHARGES FOR SELLING COUNTERFEIT GOLF CLUBS ON E-BAY

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Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
November 2, 2006

Contact:

Susan Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
(714) 347-8408 Office
(714) 292-2718 Cell

SAN CLEMENTE MAN FACES CHARGES FOR SELLING COUNTERFEIT GOLF CLUBS ON E-BAY

LAGUNA NIGUEL – A San Clemente man will be arraigned today for a scam involving the possession and sales of hundreds of counterfeit golf clubs and equipment on e-bay.  Jason Paul Hughes, 32, San Clemente, is facing eight counts involving the sale of items with a counterfeit mark.  Six of the counts are for felony possession with the intent to sell.  Once count is for felony sales over $400, and one count is for misdemeanor sales under $400.  He also faces enhancements for property damage over $150,000 and aggravated white collar crime over $100,000.  If convicted, he faces a maximum of 14 years in prison and is being on $1 million bail.  Hughes is scheduled to be arraigned today, November 2, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in Department S-2, South Justice Center Laguna Niguel.       

Hughes is accused of shipping hundreds of counterfeit products, primarily golf clubs and equipment, from China and storing them in a San Clemente warehouse with the intent to sell them.  He is accused of representing these products as name brands and selling them in person and on e-bay.  

Anyone who believes they have been a victim or who has additional information about this case is encouraged to contact District Attorney Investigator Marcia Gordon
at (714) 347-8690.  Senior Deputy District Attorney Randy Pawloski of the Economic Crimes Unit is prosecuting this case. 

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