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Two State Fair Vendors Cited for Selling Counterfeit Products
08/23/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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Two people were cited to appear in Marion County Circuit Court on allegations of trademark counterfeiting after a multi-agency investigation at the Oregon State Fair led to the seizure of approximately five garbage bags from the two vendors of counterfeit toys, watches and phone covers.
 
According to Oregon State Police (OSP) Lieutenant Ethan Wilson, investigators from the Department of Justice and Beaverton Police Department were checking vendor booths at the Oregon State Fair when they found booths selling suspected counterfeit items. Subsequent investigation led to the seizure of approximately 5 garbage bags filled with non-trademarked items that were mixed with trademarked items for sale.
 
Two people were cited by OSP for Trademark Counterfeiting in the First Degree, a class B felony. They are identified as CLAUDIO FLORES-VENTURA, age 34, from Portland, and LUCY SUI, age 50, from San Jose, California.
 
According to Oregon Revised Statute:
647.150 Trademark counterfeiting in first degree; penalty. (1) A person commits the crime of trademark counterfeiting in the first degree if the person commits trademark counterfeiting as described in ORS 647.135 or 647.145 (1)(b) and:
(a) Has two or more prior convictions for trademark counterfeiting in any degree;
(b) The total number of items bearing the counterfeit mark is 1,000 or more; or
(c) The total retail value of all of the items bearing the counterfeit mark or services that are identified by the counterfeit mark is $10,000 or more.
(2) Trademark counterfeiting in the first degree is a Class B felony.