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North County Times Wire Services: Del Mar shopkeeper pleads innocent in counterfeiting case

Suresh Mehta, 54, was arrested last Friday after investigators from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office raided his “Bene Del Mar” store in Del Mar Plaza. Authorities said they seized more than 150 counterfeit items, including handbags, luggage, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and scarves with an estimated value of $76,000.
Agents also seized counterfeit items bearing the brands Chanel, Burberry, Coach, Tiffany and Fendi.
Outside court, Deputy District Attorney William La Fond said employers who knowingly sell counterfeit merchandise should be aware “that they’re violating the law. This is a serious offense.”

p-Marc Carlos defends local shop owner

About Marc X. Carlos

Marc Carlos is a partner and co-founder of Bardsley and Carlos LLP. Mr. Carlos has been practicing criminal law since 1987. He has been a member of both the Los Angeles and the San Diego County Public Defender's office where he was a senior trial deputy focusing primarily on serious felony trials. Mr. Carlos has tried over 140 jury trials and represented thousands of clients in criminal matters. He has tried a variety of complex criminal matters ranging from fraud to murder, including death penalty cases.

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