San Jose Woman Indicted for Selling Fake Louis Vuitton Bags

30-year-old allegedly imported the goods and sold them at her store.

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    A 30-year-old San Jose woman was indicted for allegedly importing counterfeit Louis Vuitton and Chanel bags.

    A 30-year-old San Jose women has been indicted for allegedly trafficking counterfeit Chanel and Louis Vuitton handbags, according to the United States Department of Justice.

    Hau Phuc Nguyen was charged with one count of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and five counts of trafficking in counterfeit goods, according to the DOJ.

    Nguyen allegedly worked with others to import counterfeit Chanel and Louis Vuitton designer handbags from China, Hong Kong and Korea, according to an indictment. 

    The indictment also alleges that Nguyen sold the counterfeit handbags at her store, Cizi’s Handbags, located at 2062 N. Capitol Avenue in San Jose.
     
    Nguyen is facing five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution for allegedly conspiring to counterfeit and she is also facing a maximum penalty for each count of trafficking counterfeit goods of 10 years in prison, a $2 million fine and restitution. 

    Nguyen was arrested Tuesday morning and appeared in a San Francisco court later in the day.