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Counterfeit goods probe includes Durham deputy

Posted March 9, 2010

— A Durham County deputy has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of a state investigation into the sale of knock-off designer products, authorities said Tuesday.

Investigators with the Secretary of State's Office searched LaFondita Restaurant on Avondale Drive in Durham on Monday after receiving information that handbags and other items bearing counterfeit designer logos and labels were being sold inside.

Lt. George McClain of the Durham County Sheriff's Office owns LaFondita, and authorities placed him on leave while the case is under investigation.

McClain has been with the sheriff's office since 1995.


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  • Journey985 Mar 10, 2010

    Guess the durham LEO's have to do something to supplement their income since they can't file all those false overtime forms anymore...LOL.

  • garnertoy Mar 10, 2010

    my my

  • no contest Mar 9, 2010

    Another bad cop?! What else is new?

  • TheDude abides... Mar 9, 2010

    Another hero for the GOLOers.

  • 1 of the original Americans Mar 9, 2010

    there goes another LEO in trouble...........man hate I missed the handbags though!! lol

  • Caveman93 Mar 9, 2010

    OH NO Not DC again!?