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Feds grab $39M worth of fake sports gear ahead of NFL Super Bowl 50

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    In its annual Super Bowl-timed crackdown on counterfeit sports gear – everything from fake hats to shirts-- the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency said it had seized nearly 450,000 phony items worth an estimated $39 million. In 2014 it grabbed 326,147 phony items worth more than $19.5 million – so the problem isn’t getting any smaller.

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    The crackdown, known as Operation Team Player, began at the conclusion of last year’s Super Bowl, also resulted in 41 criminal arrests and 35 convictions, ICE stated.

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