A North Dakota man has been charged in a counterfeit clothing scheme - Tony Roe, age 50 from Burlington, North Dakota, along with two other men would have clothes and other items produced in China and Pakistan - KFGO reported that "they carried fake labels identical to genuine U.S. trademarks, the U.S. attorney’s office in Rhode Island said. Many of the fake garments claimed to be weather-resistant and have other qualities that they did not, prosecutors said. The scheme involved more than $20 million worth of counterfeit goods that were sold to military and government buyers." 

There were at least 60 items of clothing that were shipped to a business in Rhode Island not to mention all the counterfeit parkas, and pants that were delivered to the Rhode Island National Guard in East Greenwich back in 2018. Many of the so-called weather-resistant garments that also were advertised as having other features as well all turned out fake. Roe's part in this whole thing came as he worked as the operations manager at a company that sold clothing and other items to the military, police, and other government purchasers. KFGO also reported, "the scheme involved more than $20 million worth of counterfeit goods that were sold to military and government buyers."  

The indictment returned by the grand jury charges Roe with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and traffic in counterfeit goods, mail fraud, and trafficking in counterfeit goods. Two other men in connection with the scheme are currently awaiting their sentence. For more on this story please click here.