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Man admits that he sold fake phone accessories.

A MAN has admitted selling thousands of pounds worth of fake mobile phone accessories on the internet.

Gianni Falchi pleaded guilty to nine offences relating to the alleged possession and sale of counterfeit items through his company Ireplace Ltd.

The 39-year-old also admitted one further offence of transferring criminal property.

The charges, under the Trade Marks Act 1994, were dated between January 30, 2011 and May 20, 2015.

The counterfeit items included phone chargers and car chargers, covers and cables and the brands Apple and Samsung.

Nine of the offences involved possessing goods with a false trade mark for sale/hire and selling goods with sign/packaging bearing a sign identical or likely to be mistaken for a registered trade mark.

The final charge relates to Falchi transferring money from the sale of the fake goods on Amazon and Ebay.

The married father-of-three was caught following an investigation by Newcastle City Council and relate to the sale of the phone accessories on Amazon and Ebay.

Falchi, of West Avenue, Gosforth, pleaded guilty to all 10 charges during a brief hearing at Newcastle Crown Court.

The Recorder of Newcastle Judge Paul Sloan QC adjourned sentencing. Falchi was released on conditional bail to next appear on January 13.


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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 24, 2016
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