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Man sentenced for selling counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores
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A Florida man will spend 30 months in prison for trying to sell counterfeit razorblades at Meijer Stores.

As part of his punishment, 56-year-old Jeffrey Steven Telsey also faces three years of probation and must pay $400,506.17 in restitution, as well as a $25,000 fine.  

In January 2008, Homeland Security Investigations was notified that counterfeit Gillette Mach3 razor refills were being distributed through Meijer Stores.  Homeland Security began buying up the counterfeit razorblades from Telsey, who operated JCA Enterprises.  At the same time, Meijer Stores issued a company-wide recall for the counterfeit blades.

The office of U.S. Attorney General Patrick Miles says the trafficking of counterfeit razorblades was mixed into JCA’s usual business of reselling leftover lots of health and beauty care products to wholesaler and large retail outlets.  The U.S Attorney General’s office also says in November 2009, Homeland Security tracked the counterfeit blades to JCA and seized approximately 27,000 units that had yet to be shipped.  The U.S. Attorney General’s Office says in March 2010, Homeland Security discovered Telsey was still selling counterfeit merchandise from an importer in New Jersey who bought the counterfeit razorblades from China.

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