Byron Marshall (45) pleaded guilty to conspiracy, trafficking in counterfeit drugs, and money laundering conspiracy.
European authorities say AOG Technics distributed parts for the widely used CFM56 engine with fake certificates.
The haul included fake watches, bracelets, handbags and scarves infringing the IP of Rolex, Gucci, Hermes, and Louis Vuitton.
The fake certificates were being sold mainly on social media, including Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram and WhatsApp.
80 per cent of local authorities responding to a survey identified tobacco as the most investigated illicit product.
Cut out counterfeit attempts? Reid Fruits and Laava show it’s possible
Over three years, Reid Fruits drastically reduced the number of counterfeit attempts on their premium Tasmanian cherries, sold in Asian export markets where the brand was in high demand and had a strong reputation that was at risk from inferior products sold under fake Reid Fruits branding.
In the 2019-20 season, in a bid to fight the fakes, Reid Fruits introduced Laava Smart Fingerprints® on its cherry boxes bound for 20 export markets. The result: only 10 counterfeit attempts, all of which were automatically stopped by the Laava platform.