Fine Consumers Who Buy Fake Bags?

New York—Step away from that fake Fendi!
City Councilwoman Margaret Chin , whose district is home to the city’s largest knock-off designer handbag business, is proposing a law that would punish consumers who buy fake handbags. The best way to stop the spreading counterfeit market is to punish those who purchase the bags. On Thursday, Chin proposes slapping the hands of fake handbag buyers with a $1,000 fine or up to a one year in jail if the police catch them in the transaction. Councilwoman Margaret Chin, whose Chinatown district is called the "ground zero for counterfeiters."
The retailers were always fined or shut down if they were caught selling counterfeits. This takes it one step further.

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