Finsbury park man in global counterfeiting ring
A Finsbury Park man has been convicted of being part of a global ring that brought �5million of designer clothes into the country – one of the largest hauls in UK history.
Sid Dehimi, 24, of Seven Sisters Road, was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to contravene the Trade Marks Act and three counts of possession of criminal property at Southwark Crown Court on Monday.
With his brother Elies Dehimi, of Shaftsbury Avenue, Harrow; Mourad Abad, 39, of Stow Road, Shepherds Bush and Zoheir Habet, 41, of Town Meadow, Brentford, Dehimi acted as part of the UK wing of a gang that aimed to flood the country with 50,000 fake items, including footwear, clothes and faulty hair straighteners.
Police tracked the goods from the Far East to southern ports of England.
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Elies Dehimi, was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to contravene the Trade Marks Act and four counts of possession of criminal property. Abad was found guilty of three counts of conspiracy to contravene the Trade Marks Act and two counts of possession of criminal property. Habet was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to contravene the Trade Marks Act. All four will be sentenced on February 6.
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