Feds Crack Down on Counterfeit Super Bowl Gear
While the Giants and Patriots gear up for the rematch of a lifetime, Super Bowl XLV, federal agents are preparing for one of the biggest sports-related counterfeit busts ever.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other federal agencies seized a record $3.56 million worth of fake Super Bowl-related memorabilia during "Operation Interception" last year. This year, agents expect another major haul, especially given the extreme popularity of the two teams, according to Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for ICE.
"We'll see numerous counterfeit jerseys, sweatshirts, hats, cell phone covers," he said. "If they can make it, we'll seize it."