A COUPLE who sold fake clothing at their Kirklees shop will face a confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act early next year.
Mohammed Sarwar and his wife Jumanah Nadeem, of Millwater Avenue, Dewsbury, were sentenced last year following a visit by Trading Standards officers to the store in Foundry Street, Dewsbury, in December 2009.
Investigators found hundreds of counterfeit clothes bearing brand names such as Adidas, Henleys and Bench when they searched an upstairs shop trading as Labels for Less.
The couple were arrested after a second visit two months later when more counterfeit clothing was found.
An investigation into their financial affairs revealed that the couple had also falsely declared their incomes on two mortgage applications.
In November last year Sarwar and Nadeem were sentenced for offences relating to the counterfeit clothing and obtaining money transfers by deception.
Sarwar was sentenced to 51 weeks in prison suspended for a year and ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work.
His wife was ordered to do 60 hours unpaid work for the community.
Yesterday their case was again listed before Judge Geoffrey Marson QC at Leeds Crown Court for a directions hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The judge set down a timetable for information to be provided by the defence and prosecution and he was told that the full hearing would take an estimated two days.
The hearing will take place as soon as possible after the end of February before Judge James Spencer QC who passed sentence on the couple.