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Feds: 3 arrested for selling fake American Indian jewelry


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Federal authorities have announced three New Mexico residents have been indicted in a scam to sell Filipino-made jewelry as American Indian made.

U.S. Attorney Damon Martinez said Thursday the three individuals were recently arrested following a long investigation and a raid of jewelry stores in Albuquerque, Gallup, New Mexico, and Calistoga, California.

According to the indictment unsealed Thursday, 51-year-old Nael Ali, 53-year-old Mohammad Abed Manasra, and 41-year-old Christina Bowen are facing charges of violating the federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act.


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