Buying Designer Knockoffs Could Land You In Jail

Not that our trusted StyleBlazers would ever do this, but we figured we’ll give you a heads-up anyway. According to Metro New York, Chinatown council woman Margaret Chin unveiled legislation that would make it a crime to buy counterfeit goods. The maximum penalty would be a hefty fine of $1000 or a year of jail time. This is the same punishment for Class A misdemeanors like shoplifting, rioting, or third-degree sexual abuse.
So the next time you’re walking down Canal street and you’re tempted to walk into one of those shady sheds to peruse the counterfeit Coach, LV & Prada bags on display, think twice before you end up on a forced diet of stale bread and putrid water at your local penitentiary.

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