Fed inquiry into Wharf vendors nets $100 million in fake merchandise 

About $100 million worth of knock-off designer merchandise has been seized as the result of a three-year investigation into Fisherman’s Wharf vendors, according to the federal Department of Justice.

The feds said they seized 230,000 counterfeit items valued at nearly $100 million in the West Coast’s largest-ever enforcement action targeting “counterfeit goods traffickers” in Fisherman’s Wharf.

The probe has culminated in 11 arrests and a number of indictments, the feds said. Further information was not immediately available.

A press conference regarding the case was scheduled for 11 a.m., Tuesday, at Crissy Field in the Presidio. Attendees were to include U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton.

maldax@sfexaminer.com

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