Belal Amin Alsaidi on Tuesday pled guilty to one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods before a U.S. magistrate in Richmond, Va.
Alsaidi, 30, of Buffalo, N.Y., admitted that he sold shoes and apparel that he knew were counterfeit at his two stores in Petersburg, Va., from May 2007 until March 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
The Justice Department said Alsaidi also admitted that he purchased the counterfeit goods from an individual in New York. In addition, the Justice Department said court documents alleged Alsaidi received more than 1,400 packages of counterfeit goods at his stores from New York over a 23-month period, which bore fake trademarks such as Nike and True Religion.
Sentencing is set for Feb. 23 before a U.S. district court judge in Richmond. Alsaidi faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine.