Montgomery counterfeiters convicted

Published 6:43 pm Monday, December 8, 2008

A federal jury has convicted three men of conspiring to traffic counterfeit merchandise.

Investigators seized the fake goods from two locations in Montgomery, including a booth at Flea Market Montgomery. Industry representatives say the value of the items is more than $5 million.

The imitated manufacturers included Nike, Prada, Coach, Chanel, Ralph Lauren, Louis Vuitton, and Polo. The items included fake handbags, shoes, clothing, jewelry and other goods.

Convicted in the case were 39-year-old Kemo Krubally of Gambia, 22-year-old Abdoulaye Barry of Ivory Coast and 26-year-old Momadou Noussy Diallo of Guinea.

They each face up to 10 years in prison and more than $500,000 in fines. They also face deportation to their home countries after imprisonment.