|For Immediate Release
November 2, 2006
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.