ROUND ROCK, Texas -- A Round Rock man was arrested Thursday on federal charges after the Department of Justice said he knowingly sold more than $325,000 worth of counterfeit sports apparel on eBay.
A federal grand jury indictment charges Steve Kim, 58, with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of trafficking in counterfeit goods. According to the indictment, Kim knowingly sold counterfeit jerseys and hats branded with the NBA, MLB, NFL and NHL from January 2010 to June 2, 2017. According to the DOJ, most of these items were acquired in China and shipped to his home in Round Rock.
The DOJ reported that on June 2, 2017, federal and state authorities executed a search warrant on Kim's residence and seized more than 2,300 items bearing counterfeit markings from the major league sports associations brands as well as Reebok, Louis Vuitton, New Era and others. The suggested retail value of the seized items exceeded $189,000, the DOJ said.
Kim faces up to five years in federal prison on the conspiracy charge and up to 10 years on the counterfeit goods charge if convicted.