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In all, officers found 2,091 fake items of clothing and footwear, including those labelled as Lacoste, Peter Werth, Ralph Lauren, Versace and Armani. If sold to the public as real, the counterfeits would have fetched 240,000, the court heard.
Andrew Haslam, prosecuting for West Yorkshire Trading Standards Depart ment, said the investigation began three years ago when fake Timberland boots were found at Akram’s Neal Street shop.
They were seized and Akram was advised to buy only from legitimate sources.
In March 2006, Stone Island discovered that counterfeit clothing was being sold under its label by All Brands 4 U.
On April 5 that year, the premises in Bradford were raided and the fake goods seized.
Brand protection managers from the designer companies found the fakes were sub standard, with loose buttons and labels.
Akram told police he bought 500,000 of clothing a month and was not directly involved in most of the transactions.
His barrister, Ayaz Qazi, said Akram was at the lower level of counterfeit goods supply. Her said Akram had “placed himself on the Trading Standards radar” by asking officers for advice after the fake Timberland boots were seized.