BOSTON – A Revere man was sentenced today in federal court in Boston in connection with importing and selling counterfeit sports apparel, including Celtics and other NBA jerseys, as well as NFL and NCAA jerseys.
Paul G. Adri, 34, was sentenced to three months of home confinement, two years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. In April 2019, Adri pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods. Adri was charged in December of 2018, and released on conditions.
Adri improperly utilized trademarks held by Adidas, Nike, MLB, the NFL, and the NBA, among others, by importing counterfeit goods from Hong Kong and China and selling them on eBay. Adri ignored two separate notices from U.S. Customs and Border Protection relating to his illegal counterfeiting activities.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and Jason Molina, Acting Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mackenzie A. Queenin of Lelling’s Cybercrime Unit prosecuted the case.