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News Release

Monday, November 11, 2019

Media Relations

Distributor Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Designer Jewelry NR19305ti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), announce the arrest of Moossa Lari for 350(a) PC - Felony Trademark Violation.

On November 7, 2019 around 12 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Custom Border Protection (CBP) served a multi-2 location search warrants in the downtown Jewelry District. Investigators conducted several undercover buys, surveillances and determined the suspect was a major distributor of counterfeit jewelry nationwide. The counterfeit jewelry seized were tested at scene and did not meet United States safety standards. The United States standard of acceptable lead and cadmium are 90 parts per million (PPM). The counterfeit jewelry seized during the investigation tested as high as 200,000 PPM.

Officers recovered approximately $58,000.00 in cash and over $15,000,000.00 in counterfeit jewelry with Street value of over $1,000,000.00. Counterfeit jewelry recovered included Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Michael Kors, Cartier, Tiffany Co., YSL, Dior, Calvin Klein, Guess, Van Cleef, and Bvlgari.

(Moossa Lari, Booking # 57931)

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-6940. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.