LA man admits to selling counterfeit Native American jewelry – Daily News

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit Native American jewelry online and risks up to 20 years behind bars, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

Robert Haack, 55, filed his plea in federal court in New Mexico on Oct. 19 for violations of Indian law on arts and crafts and fraud. A verdict date was not announced.

Under the plea agreement, on April 4, 2013, Haack listed and sold a fake Native American piece of jewelry on eBay to an undercover law enforcement agent, claiming it was made and signed by famed Hopi Tribe craftsman Charles Loloma.

On June 15, 2014, Haack again listed and sold another fake Native American jewelry online to an undercover police agent.

Haack is currently out of custody and awaiting sentencing, the DOJ said.

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