ATLANTA - Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says the
state will work to stop the flood of counterfeit items - such as
clothes, cigarettes and movies - because profits from those sales
go to gangs, fraud rings and terrorist organizations.
Speaking Wednesday to the Georgia and U.S. chambers of commerce,
Baker said he's assigned a senior assistant attorney general to
coordinate with local prosecutors and law enforcement.
According to a poll commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of
Commerce, 18 percent of those questioned in metro Atlanta said they
had knowingly bought counterfeit items in the past year. The number