- Associated Press - Monday, August 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego County man has been red-carded for selling counterfeit World Cup soccer jerseys.

A federal judge on Monday sentenced Clemente Leon of Chula Vista to four months in federal prison and five months in a halfway house.

Leon pleaded guilty in May to selling jerseys bearing counterfeit trademarks over the Internet. Authorities say he imported the fakes from China and attached counterfeit World Cup team patches and stencils with player’s names in his garage.

Prosecutors say the jerseys were valued between $120,000 and $320,000.

Leon was ordered to forfeit $50,000 of the proceeds and all counterfeit merchandise seized by federal agents.

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