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Counterfeiters, Santee Alley, and Organized Crime

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, August 21, 2005, at 10:17AM

An article that ran in yesterday's LA Times makes a throw-away comment that I found interesting. Twice in this piece on Santee Alley they connect counterfeit merchandise to organized crime.

In the last few years, said Acosta, who oversees the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division vice squad, downtown Los Angeles has become the nation's second counterfeit capital

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