One Direction T-shirt Faker Jailed After Making £61,000

One Direction T-shirt Faker Jailed After Making £61,000

This successful prosecution follows a Surelock investigation on behalf of TRAP.

Fake celebrity t-shirts featuring the biggest names in pop including One Direction raked in more than £61,000 for a jewellery shop owner as part of a rogue printing operation.

The illegal merchandise was sold over the internet and included bracelets and hoodies. They carried logos of stars including Jessie J, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, The Wanted and JLS.

Russell Potts was caught with the goods in a swoop carried out by Trading Standards officers at his pawnbrokers business Gold Direct Midlands Ltd, in Cradley Heath.

The director, who admitted seven counts of trading in counterfeit goods, was jailed for 12 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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