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NYC bill targets buyers of counterfeits

Measure calls for steep fines, up to a year in prison

NEW YORK — Bargain hunters from around the world flock to Manhattan’s Chinatown for bags, jewelry, and other accessories bursting onto sidewalks along Canal Street.

Among the goods are items labeled ‘‘Prada’’ and ‘‘Louis Vuitton’’ or with the name of some other luxury brand — but they are counterfeits, sold for a pittance. In some cases, handbags going for $2,000 on Fifth Avenue can be had downtown for, say, $20. The fakes, that is.

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