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Alcorn County Counterfeit Goods Case Brings Guilty Plea

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today

A 45-year-old man pleaded guilty in a counterfeit goods case Thursday morning in Alcorn County Circuit Court.

Russell W. Haynie pleaded guilty to the charge of possession with intent to vend counterfeit goods.

He was sentenced to five years in prison with two years suspended and received credit for time served since August of 2017.

The Alcorn County indictment charged that Haynie on Sept. 15, 2016 possessed counterfeit goods with the intent to sell them. The goods were imitations of the brands Michael Kors and Louis Vuitton.

Haynie also received a 32-month sentence in federal court after pleading guilty to one count of trafficking of counterfeit goods.

In federal court, he was also ordered to pay restitution of $152,930 to Louis Vuitton, LLC and $167,295 to Michael Kors, LLC.

The federal sentence will run at the same time as the sentence he received in Alcorn County Circuit Court. He also received credit for time served in the federal sentence.

Counts II and III of the Alcorn County indictment were retired.

The items must be forfeited to the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and two vehicles must be forfeited to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office.

Haynie was represented by attorney Anthony Farese of Ashland.

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