Albuquerque store owner sentenced for selling fraud Native American jewelry

NEW MEXICO — A sentence has been handed down in the case of an art dealer trying to pass of his Philippine-made jewelry as Native American.
A US district judge has sentenced 54-year-old Nael Ali to 6 months of jail, a year of supervised release, and over $9,000 in restitution for violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act.
Ali was arrested in October of 2015 for attempting to sell of Cebu-made jewelry as Native American.
Ali pled guilty on Oct. 18, 2017, to violating IACA by selling counterfeit Native American-style jewelry out of two retail jewelry stores in Albuquerque’s Old Town.
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