PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a North Dakota man accused of participating in a scheme to manufacture counterfeit clothing overseas that was then sold to the U.S. military and other buyers, federal prosecutors announced Thursday.
Terry Roe, 50, worked with two other men to have parkas and other items produced in China and Pakistan that 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.
Sixty counterfeit Polartec fleece shirts were shipped to a business in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in August 2018 and counterfeit parkas and trousers were shipped to the Rhode Island National Guard in East Greenwich on