Sacramento, California - United States District Judge William B. Shubb sentenced Joe L. Regalado, 41, of Stockton, to one and one half years in prison for trafficking in counterfeit goods, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to court documents, over a nearly two-year period, Regalado trafficked in goods bearing counterfeit trademarked insignia. When he was arrested in December 2011, Regalado was selling counterfeit college sports jerseys, Major League Baseball jerseys and hats, National Basketball Association jerseys, National Football League jerseys and caps, National Hockey League jerseys, and counterfeit clothing bearing trademarks from Chanel, Prada, Juicy Couture, Louis Vuitton, Christian Audigier, Polo, True Religion, Coach, Burberry, Gucci, and Nike. As part of his sentence, Regalado was ordered to pay over $111,000 in restitution to sports teams whose logos were on the goods that he was caught selling, and to forfeit ownership of two cars and a garage full of counterfeit goods that were recovered by the FBI when they searched his house.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Sacramento High Tech Crimes Task Force, which includes representatives from state and federal law enforcement agencies including the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Matthew Morris prosecuted the case.