Ugly Obama Nikes Seized in Counterfeiting Raid

04.27.09 Will Sherman

nike-obama-fakeFollowing a year-long sting, investigators seized $20 million dollars in counterfeit goods from a Red Hook storage facility. The haul included typical Canal Street counterfeit fare by Coach, Prada, Ralph Lauren as well as some counterfeit Nikes plastered with Barack Obama’s face. “It’s frankly just disrespectful to have the president of the United States depicted on these sneakers,” said District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. “Just absolutely disgraceful.” |NYDN|