Daly City man to go to prison for selling fake designer bags

Two Daly City men were sentenced Thursday in federal court in San Francisco for a scheme to sell counterfeit designer handbags on eBay, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.

Johnny Lee Tan, 45, and Kevin Pua, 28, pleaded guilty to helping Nancy Tan Pua — Tan's sister and Pua's mother — with her business selling counterfeit women's designer handbags on the Internet between 2001 and 2004, according to the attorney's office.

Tan admitted to laundering more than $210,000 and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the attorney's office reported. Pua admitted to a conspiracy charge and received five years' probation.

Nancy Tan Pua, who pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods and money laundering, will be sentenced on Dec. 6, according to the attorney's office.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the Internal Revenue Service and the FBI assisted in the investigation, which began with a complaint from eBay that its Web site was being used in the counterfeit operation, the attorney's office reported.

— Bay City News

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