Suwanee man gets 3 months for counterfeit trafficking ring

ATLANTA -- A Suwanee man was sentenced to three months in federal prison Monday for his role in a counterfeit goods trafficking ring.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta, 50-year-old Myong Shin "Michael" Yi owned and operated a store called DMX Apparel in Doraville. In a nearby warehouse, agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement found more than 5,000 counterfeit items.

Brands knocked off included Nike, the NFL and Lacoste, officials said.

Yi admitted buying the merchandise from a larger wholesaler in Atlanta, and, because of his cooperation with officials investigating others involved with trafficking counterfeit goods, was sentenced to only three months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

He was also ordered Monday to pay $6,056 restitution.

Yi was convicted on charges of trafficking in goods bearing counterfeit trademarks on May 25.