A TRADER who sold counterfeit clothes from his stall at Wellesbourne market will have to sell a house he owns to pay a £60,000 confiscation order or face 20 months in jail.
Earlier this year stallholder Zaheer Ahmed escaped a prison sentence for selling the illegal clothing at Wellesbourne and Donnington markets.
Warwick Crown Court heard that the clothing seized from Ahmed, which would have been worth £58,000 if it was genuine, would have sold for around £16,000 on his two stalls.
Ahmed, 33, of Avondale Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, who admitted seven charges of possessing counterfeit goods and seven of having them for sale, was given a six month suspended sentence and ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.
A confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act was adjourned for an investigation into his finances.
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