A Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit Native American jewelry online and faces up to 20 years behind bars, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Robert Haack, 55, entered his plea in federal court in New Mexico on Oct. 19 to violations of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and wire fraud. A sentencing date was not announced.
According to the plea agreement, on April 4, 2013, Haack listed and sold a fake piece of Native American jewelry on eBay to an undercover law enforcement agent, claiming it to be made and signed by famed Hopi Tribe artisan Charles Loloma.
On June 15, 2014, Haack again listed and sold another fake piece of Native American jewelry online to an undercover law enforcement agent.
Haack is currently out of custody and awaiting sentencing, the DOJ said.