WILDWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A 30-year-old southern New Jersey man has admitted to his role in a scam that gave phony sports jerseys to prizewinners along the boardwalk in Wildwood.
Evan Strothers pleaded guilty to conspiring to traffic counterfeit goods between 2010 and 2012, U.S. Department of Justice officials said.READ MORE: 2nd Former Aide Accuses Gov. Andrew Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment, Governor Requests Independent Review
Strothers’ brother, Brett, also pleaded guilty to the same charge last month.READ MORE: Black History Is Our History: World Champion Gymnast Wendy Hilliard Uses Her Own Experience To Encourage Next Generation Of Black Athletes To Succeed
Police said the Strotherses bought approximately 17,000 fake jerseys that were awarded to customers who won games of chance at one of the brothers’ three outposts along Wildwood’s boardwalk.
The brothers were arrested after Brett Strothers purchased several counterfeit jerseys from an undercover agent at a rest stop on the Garden State Parkway. They both face up to 10 years in prison and a maximum fine of $2 million.MORE NEWS: Power Restored To Co-Op City After Elderly Woman Collapsed, Died Climbing Stairs To Apartment During Outage
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