Brothers hold off guilty plea in fake sunglasses case Two New York City brothers facing felony charges in Carbon County for allegedly selling counterfeit Oakley sunglasses and designer watches at a Poconos wine festival decided against entering a guilty plea as scheduled Thursday.
"We're going back to pretrial to see if we can work out something more favorable," said Mark Combi, one of the lawyers representing the brothers. Edison A. Maigua, oakley straight jacket polarized 21, and Edger Maigua Pineda, 24, were expected to plead guilty to trademark counterfeiting and conspiracy charges. Judge Richard W. Webb, at the hearing sale oakley sunglasses outlet where he learned the plea would not be entered, expressed surprise the men are facing third class felony charges for selling bogus sunglasses. The assistant district attorney prosecuting the case, David Addy, made similar comments after the hearing. "I never had a counterfeit sales case," he said. "I was a little surprised it is a felony." But the brothers' case is not unique. In neighboring Monroe County, two men from Georgia Jepter Butler, 25, and Fred Coley, 30 are also oakley sunglasses for sale awaiting trial on felony trademark counterfeiting charges. They allegedly sold fake Oakley sunglasses at the Pocono 500 race. While the trademark counterfeiting law applies to all sorts of products another man stands charged with selling unlicensed Pocono 500 T shirts designer sunglasses are big business, and Oakley officials say the company aggressively works to have criminal charges brought against counterfeiters. Maigua and Maigua Pineda were arrested after a private investigator hired by where to buy oakleys cheap Oakley told Kidder Township police he bought counterfeit sunglasses from the brothers. Oakley sunglasses can cost more than $300 when bought from the company's Web site. Last year, according to the company, 443 people were arrested in the United States, and 220 in other countries, for selling counterfeit Oakley products. Nearly 1.
6 million fake Oakley products, worth an estimated $24 million on the street, were seized. Butler and Coley were released from prison June 11, the day after they were arrested, after posting $10,000 bail each. Maigua and Maigua Pineda spent 25 days in Carbon County Prison with bail set at $75,000 before Web reduced it to $10,000 unsecured bail.
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