Feb 27, 2011 Politics
This is a little old, but I didn’t know the MAIG connection until now. Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins has been charged with various offenses including selling counterfeit sneakers and failing to collect sales tax.
According to the Times Herald-Record:
“… Authorities searched the business G Man Beauty Supplies and Jenkins’ Clinton Avenue home on Feb. 11  and found 300 pairs of counterfeit Nike sneakers and suspected knockoff movies. A small amount of marijuana was recovered from the home. The two are further charged with five sales of counterfeit shoes from September 2009 through February, and failure to collect sales tax …”
“… The [tax] fraud charges were part of 16 counts including felony trademark counterfeiting stemming from a raid on Jenkins’ home and retail store. Prosecutors say the fraud charges had to be retooled after they were tossed by the judge on a technicality …”
Jenkins is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. He maintains the charges are politically motivated.