A U.S. deputy marshal was arrested at the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno on Thursday for allegedly selling counterfeit sports jerseys, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sheriff’s spokesman Tony Botti said that Edward Zucker, 37, was arrested after a three-month investigation by deputies and agents from U.S. Homeland Security Investigations. Zucker worked alone to sell the illegal merchandise and did not use his authority as a law enforcement officer to commit the crime, Botti said.
Botti said that investigators seized 38 counterfeit jerseys after executing a search warrant at Zucker’s job and home. Zucker was cited on one felony count of selling counterfeit merchandise and released.
The sheriff’s office refused to comment on Zucker’s employment status.