Repeat offender convicted of possessing fake electronics

A Whitechapel market trader has been ordered to pay £1,932 after admitting he had fake Apple phone accessories in his possession.

Mohammed Zakir, from Aldborough Road South, Ilford, pleaded guilty to possessing counterfeit Apple products at Thames’ Magistrates Court.

Despite pleading guilty, Mr Zakir claimed that he did not know about the counterfeit goods, instead blaming his assistant. However the Magistrates cited that he had been prosecuted in the past for possessing counterfeit goods.

Mr Zakir was fined £400 and ordered to pay legal costs £1492 and victim surcharge £40. 

In May 2013, Mr Zakir was given a warning for counterfeit phone covers and unsafe chargers. In October 2013, he was convicted for possession to supply unsafe phone chargers. He was fined £300 and ordered to pay £1,200 in legal costs and a £30 victim surcharge.

Mr Zakir no longer holds a trading license with Tower Hamlets Council.

Posted on Thursday 7th June 2018