A Sullivan County grand jury Wednesday indicted Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins, 50, and his friend, Rochelle Massey, 49, both of Monticello, for felony trademark counterfeiting in the second degree and other charges.
In addition to those two counts, they were each charged with eight counts of trademark counterfeiting in the third degree, misdemeanors; five counts of failure to collect sales tax, misdemeanors; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
The indictment alleges that Jenkins and Massey possessed counterfeit and fake Nike sneakers valued at over $1,000 each with a total value in excess of $3,000, both at their business, G-Men Beauty Supply, on Broadway in Monticello, and at their home on Clinton Avenue in Monticello, according to Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell.
The indictment also charges them with five counts of trademark counterfeiting for offering for sale counterview movies, counterfeit music CDs and Timberland boots.
Jenkins and Massey were arrested on February 11 after an investigation by State Police into the sale of counterfeit Nike sneakers from the G-Men store.
The executive of a search warrant at the business and home, that same day, revealed over 300 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers, alleged counterfeit movies including Avatar and Alvin and the Chipmunks and other alleged counterfeit items and marijuana.
Both are free on $2,500 bail pending further court action.