Wimbledon traders fined thousands for selling counterfeit goods online


Two company directors have been ordered to pay over £150,000 by Kingston Crown Court.


By Katie Richardson

Two company directors have been ordered to pay over £150,000 by Kingston Crown Court after being prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods last year.

Navaid Ahmad and Atif Mahmood, directors of Wimbledon company, KANN Trading, were found guilty in June 2011 for selling counterfeit household goods on

The pair were prosecuted by Merton Council’s trading standards team.

Ahmad and Mahmood both received 12-month suspended sentences, 240 hours community service, and a three-month curfew with an electronic tag.

They were also disqualified from being directors for seven years and the judge ordered the fake goods to be surrendered and destroyed.

The final hearing took place on November 21, with Kingston Crown Court taking action to retrieve the money the pair made from their crimes.

Ahmad was ordered to pay £100,388.06 within two months, along with £7,500 in costs.

Mahmood was ordered to pay £44,300 within three months and £7,500 in costs.

Councillor Andrew Judge, Merton Council cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, said: “Merton’s trading standards team put a great deal of time and effort into this case and are to be congratulated on the result.

“It sends a clear signal to those who dupe the public by selling counterfeit goods, that we will not tolerate this behaviour.”

Merton Council will receive £50,000 of the confiscation amount.

Councillor Judge added: “We make sure that carrying out this type of crime in Merton does not pay.

“We will pursue relentlessly those who rip off the public and flout the law.”

The judge at the hearing warned Ahmad and Mahmood that they will be sent to prison for two years and 16 months respectively if they fail to comply with the order.

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