PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Rhode Island have charged a New York City man with conspiring to manufacture and sell counterfeit clothing and uniforms to the U.S. military.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 49-year-old Ramin Kohanbash was charged Tuesday with wire fraud and trafficking in counterfeit goods.
Authorities say Kohanbash and others bought sample military uniforms and had phony reproductions made in China. They were then sold to suppliers in the U.S. who sold them to the U.S. government.
Prosecutors say the clothing included phony brand name labels and labels that falsely represented the clothing’s abilities.
No attorney was listed for Kohanbash in court records. A listed phone number had been disconnected Wednesday. He told WPRI-TV “I don’t know anything about that, sorry.”
He is due in court on July 12.