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Police Arrest Man for Selling Counterfeit Texans, ACL Tickets

It seems like every Texans game I go to I see a consumer complaining about being sold a counterfeit ticket.  Whether to Reliant staff or to the seller and his counterfeit scalping boss, counterfeit ticket complaints are on the rise. So when I heard that Houston Police have arrested a man for selling counterfeit tickets to the Texans game and Austin City Limits, I had to do some research.  The man, 35-year-old Ivan Iriarte, was charged under the Texas Penal Code for Trademark Counterfeiting of More than $1500, Less than $20,000.  It is a state jail felony that’s punishable not more than 2 years, less than 180 days in state jail.  Typically the District Attorney will aggregate the total amount of the merchandise a person is accused of possessing or selling and charge them with one count of Trademark Counterfeiting, as charged here.  KVUE Austin reported that Houston “Police believe he sold hundreds of tickets throughout Texas to various events, by posting ads on the internet web want ad site Craigslist.”  Iriarte’s latest and hopefully last victim purchased “flawless” Texans-Cowboys tickets for him and his son at the price of $700.  Iriarte was then scammed himself, by the son’s aunt and the Dallas Police Department who set up a sting when she inquired to purchase ACL tickets from him.


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One Response to “Police Arrest Man for Selling Counterfeit Texans, ACL Tickets”

  1. Wendy says:

    Hey, I’m “the son’s aunt.” Thanks for posting this. Ivan SUCKS!

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