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Charged were Tidiane Ba, 44; Mamadou Lamine Ba, 51; Abass Baro, 44; Sakho Oumar, 33; and Baba Toure, 39, all of Baltimore, according to the indictment unsealed Wednesday. Pretrial Services. Efforts to reach the men were unsuccessful. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.The 21/2 year investigation involved undercover agents renting a booth at the market and buying counterfeit goods from vendors there. During the raid, federal agents confiscated items being sold at the sprawling market.The indictment announced Wednesday alleged the men sold the counterfeit purses, handbags, shoes, watches and hats around Baltimore between October and April. The items bore trademarks from luxury manufacturers such as Gucci, Dolce Gabbana and Louis Vuitton.The men set up shop near downtown Baltimore at Light and Lombard streets, Green and Baltimore streets, and Howard and Saratoga streets, the indictment said.One of the men sold counterfeit merchandise, including a Louis Vuitton handbag and a pair of Ugg boots, at the Patapsco Flea Market on March 31, according to the indictment.The items that the men sold came from merchandise suppliers in New York City, according to the indictment.Homeland Security Investigations had seized counterfeit goods from the defendants several times, court documents said.