Forum News Service, Published March 29 2013
AG: Jamestown business selling counterfeit goodsJAMESTOWN, N.D. – North Dakota’s top law enforcement officer has ordered a Wisconsin man to stop doing business in a Jamestown store, saying Adrian Williams was selling counterfeit goods.
The 51-year-old from Milwaukee already has been in the Stutsman County Jail in Jamestown for two weeks, facing sexual assault and drug charges that could put him in prison for years.
The cease and desist order from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem applies to Williams and his store, Spotlight Clothing and Accessories, which also operated as Attitudes 4 U, in Jamestown; and New Millennium Production of Wauwatosa, Wis.
The order alleges that he violated the state’s consumer fraud laws involving counterfeit goods and business registration laws. He has not been charged, and the investigation is continuing, said James-town police Detective Sgt. LeRoy Gross.
Police said officials received tips that Williams was selling counterfeit merchandise, advertising garments branded falsely as North Face, Gucci and Mechie. Williams had opened the store in November but never registered the business with the state.
On March 14, Williams was charged with gross sexual imposition after an incident March 5 in Jamestown in which prosecutors say he forced a person, using threats of violence, to engage in sexual acts. The Class AA felony count carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
Williams also was charged March 20 with four counts of drug felonies, including two Class A felony counts alleging he was dealing oxycodone and cocaine March 14; both counts carry maximum penalties of 20 years in prison.
He is scheduled to appear in court April 22 on the assault and drug charges.