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Feds seize half-million in bogus goods at flea market

A raid on about 15 vendors at a popular flea market in Rogers, Ohio, netted more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency announced Tuesday.

The July 25 raid of the Rogers Community Auction seized several thousand items billed as designer merchandise such as UGG boots, OtterBox cell phone cases and NFL jerseys.

No charges have been filed. About 1,600 vendors sell goods at the Rogers Community Auction, which has 70 acres for parking, according to its website.

“The vast majority of individual vendors are selling legitimate goods,” said ICE spokesman Khaalid Walls. Rogers is about 55 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


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