Toronto - In May of 2007, members of the 52 Division Vice Section, in conjunction with the law firm of Kestenberg Siegal Lipkus LLP and investigators from King-Reed & Associates, began an investigation into a retail outlet involved in the sale of counterfeit luxury goods.

The investigation, named Project "Chameleon", focused on the wholesalers and importers of counterfeit luxury goods in the Toronto area.

On Saturday, December 1, 2007, 52 Division Vice Section officers, along with 52 Division CRU, 42 Division CRU, 33 Division CRU, 14 Division CRU and MCU, executed criminal code search warrants at various locations.

It is alleged that:

- the seized counterfeits consisted of footwear, purses, wallets, clothing, jewelry, sunglasses and luggage bearing the brand names of Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Coach, Fendi, Armani, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nike, Prada, Puma, Tiffany, Victoria Beckham and Rock & Republic.

It is estimated that the seized counterfeit goods were worth $10 million.

Charged are:

1- Shushan Zhang, 32, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares

He was scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 10 a.m.

2- Xu Feng Chen, 33, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Friday, January 11, 2008, 3 p.m., room 111.

3- Xiao Yin Chen, 30, of Markham,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Friday, January 11, 2008, 3 p.m., room 111.

4- Hua Qing Wu, 22, of Markham,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Friday, January 11, 2008, 3 p.m., room 111.

5- Yun Qing Chen, 32, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares,
5) Forging a Trademark,
6) Possession of Instrument for Forging a Trademark

He was scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 10 a.m.

6- Siu Kop Tse, 27, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Friday, January 11, 2008, 3 p.m., room 111.

7- Soo Hiy Lee, 50, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares,
5) Possession of Proceeds of Crime

He is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 3 p.m., room 111.

8- Zhiyong Tan, 34, of Toronto,
1) Theft Over,
2) Possession Over,
3) Fraud affecting public market,
4) Passing off wares,
5) Possession of Proceeds of Crime

He was scheduled to appear at Old City Hall courts on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at 10 a.m.