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Fair Trading Officer receives industry recognition

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08 February 2017

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Fair Trading Officer at Enfield Council Filippina Marziano has received official recognition for her sterling work in bringing two fraudsters to justice with an award from The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (The ACG).

  • Enfield Council’s Filippina Marziano commended by The Anti-Counterfeiting Group
  • Award recognises work in bringing two fraudsters to justice in 2015
  • Department’s work emphasises there is zero tolerance for fakes in Enfield

Fair Trading Officer at Enfield Council Filippina Marziano has received official recognition for her sterling work in bringing two fraudsters to justice with an award from The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (The ACG). 

The ACG, which represents the voice of businesses against counterfeiters, visited Enfield Council to present Ms. Marziano with an award for individual excellence in anti-counterfeiting enforcement during 2015 directly related to her work which led to the prosecution of two fraudsters. 

In 2015 Egido Kuba, 40, from Stanley Road, Cambridge and Amisi Chora Michelino, 37, from Hertford Road EN3, were jailed for their parts in distributing fake goods, which included clothes, watches and jewellery associated with brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Rolex.

Ms. Marziano and Enfield Council were supported in the investigation by a number of agencies, including the UK Intellectual Property Office and the UK Border Force, a feat that was greatly praised by The ACG. 

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Daniel Anderson, said, “We are extremely proud of Filippina and her hardworking efforts on this case.

"Indeed, the whole Department deserves recognition for their work in helping bring fraudsters to justice. We have an outstanding team on the ground who continually strive to expose these criminals. 

"Fraudsters cause considerable harm to reputable businesses in our Borough. We will continue to prosecute anyone we find selling counterfeit items in Enfield.

"Once again, well done Filippina. You greatly deserve this award for your magnificent work in Enfield."

The ACG’s director of operations, Alison Statham, who presented the award at Enfield Civic Centre, said, “These awards are important for the enforcement officers that are nominated and those who win as it helps to raise their profile and the profile of their organisation…and increases awareness in the ‘fight against fakes’.”

Ms. Marziano has worked at Enfield Council for nearly 15 years. She said, “It’s nice to gain recognition for my work and the work of the team.”

As Ms. Marziano was on maternity leave during 2016, the presentation to her had been delayed.

As the individual winner she was presented with a certificate and £500 to be set against training courses, surveillance equipment, satellite navigation units, digital cameras or IT equipment for herself or her department.