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Scottsdale man admits to misrepresenting jewelry as Native American-made


January 9, 2020

A Scottsdale business owner and two other people admitted to misrepresenting jewelry made in the Philippines as Native American-made in the United States.

Waleed Sarrar of Scottsdale Jewels said he helped order and misrepresent the Filipino jewelry as Native-American made along with two other conspirators. Sarrar, Laura Marye Wesley and Christian Coxon all pleaded guilty Jan. 6 to conspiracy to commit misrepresentation of Indian-produced goods and wire fraud. Wesley also pleaded guilty to mail fraud, smuggling goods and entry of goods by means of false statement.


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