By Mark Hallum
NASSAU COUNTY – A Bayside man has been arrested in connection with a trademark counterfeiting operation which was discovered in New Cassel June 16, according to the Nassau County Police Department.
Guosheng Hu, 42, who police said lives in the area of 210th Street and 50th Avenue, was arrested and charged with counterfeiting at the warehouse, where he is listed, as the leasee on June 16.
Nassau County Sheriffs were serving a landlord tenant warrant of eviction at the commercial warehouse when they observed boxes of assorted clothing and industrial sewing machines, the police department said. Alongside these were boxes of brand name labels police said were staged to be sewn on to the counterfeit apparel.
A counterfeit apparel expert, officers from the Third Squad and the Nassau DA’s Economic Crimes Unit were brought in to conduct a full search of the warehouse.
Police said the search determined there was an excess of over $1 million in counterfeit goods.