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Two years ago, Councilwoman Margaret Chin proposed a bill to stop the purchase of counterfeit goods in New York City with the threat of a $1,000 fine and the possibility of jail time. This week, the Post reports that the Bloomberg administration "is going to oppose [the] bill that could put buyers of fake luxury products behind bars."
One source argues: "It's such a large fine it would deter people from making nearly any purchases." However, Chin rebuttals with the obvious: "If you're buying something off the street, paying cash, doing it in a sneaky way, c'mon."
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