NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say a New York man who was part of a massive, international counterfeit goods conspiracy is now headed to prison.

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Ming Zheng received a 46-month sentence on Monday.

The 48-year-old Zheng had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to launder money for the ring, which operated from November 2009 through February 2012.

Authorities say ring members conspired to import hundreds of containers of counterfeit goods -- primarily handbags, and footwear, and perfume -- from China into the United States. These goods, if legitimate, would have had a retail value of more than $300 million.

 

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