with contributions from Fabiana Repaci
 on April 20, 2012

MILAN — A court in Naples confirmed that last week the Guardia di Finanza, an Italian police force under the authority of the national minister of economy, arrested 29 people involved in an organization that managed a network for the production and distribution of fake Hogan shoes nationwide.

The investigation, called “Operation Speedy Shoes,” started in 2009 and, since then, the police have seized 17 illegal factories, 26 stock rooms, 159 machines and 13,649 fake shoes for a total value of 5 million euros, or $6.6 million at current exchange.

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