Man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit goods in Harrison County

October 28, 2013 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

GULFPORT, Mississippi (AP) — Federal court records say a man has pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit purses, wallets and other items in Harrison County.

Ousainou Mahanera pleaded guilty last Monday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Sentencing is set for Jan. 27. He was indicted Aug. 20, but the case was sealed until his arrest in New Orleans in September.

The indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Gulfport, Miss., says Mahanera sold purses and other items that were fake versions of high-end brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci.

The indictment said the items also include shoes and belts. Authorities say Mahanera sold them in March.