Federal grant to help North Carolina fighting counterfeit goods

North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall
North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall

A federal grant will help the North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall in her office’s efforts to crack down on people who sell counterfeit goods.

Marshall announced on Thursday that her office this month received almost $370,000 from the U.S. Justice Department. That money will support efforts to fight trafficking in counterfeit trademarked items.

It’s the fourth time the Secretary of State’s Office has received such a grant.

Marshall established a state Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force 11 years ago. The task force is composed of 80 members from more than 40 local, county and state law enforcement agencies.

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