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Counterfeit Items Seized at NBA All-Star in Orlando

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Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic goes in for a dunk during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 6, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic goes in for a dunk during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Feb. 6, 2012 at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities confiscated more than 2,500 counterfeit merchandise items during last weekend’s NBA All-Star festivities in Orlando.

Federal authorities said Thursday that they confiscated more than $69,000 in counterfeit merchandise last weekend. They were aided by local police officers and sheriff’s deputies.

Ten people also were arrested for possessing or offering to sell counterfeit NBA merchandise.

Items seized by agents from Homeland Security Investigations included T-shirts, caps and jerseys.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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