Jeff Smith 11:38 a.m., Sept. 27
El Cajon man admits to importing, selling fake Nike Air Jordans
This year’s holiday season isn’t turning out so well for Steven Ray Holliday of El Cajon. Shortly after Thanksgiving, the owner of the Staxxs on Deck clothing store on the 500 block of El Cajon Boulevard was targeted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for selling counterfeit merchandise online.
Now, Holliday has pleaded guilty to illegally importing and selling about $1 million worth of fake Nike Air Jordan shoes from China.
Courthouse News Service reports that Holliday “knowingly” imported between $800,000 and $1.2 million worth of shoes in a scam dating back to 2009, selling the merchandise in his store and online.
As part of his plea, Holliday agreed to give up his domain name “23isking.com,” which had already been seized by the government. He also faces up to a $250,000 fine and 5 years in prison at a February sentencing.