Thursday, December 11, 2008

Major California DVD-CD Counterfeiting Ring Busted

Three people accused of selling pirated DVDs and CDs at San Jose, Ca. area flea markets have been arrested and hundreds of thousand of DVDs and CDs that have an estimated value of more than $1 million have been confiscated.

Police arrested 21-year-old Julio Cesar Flores-Diaz, 21 year-old Ricardo Martin Domingo and 24-year-old Brayna Colorado Garcia for the manufacture or sale of a counterfeit mark and failure to disclose origin of recording. Garcia was also charged with giving false identification to authorities.

A warrant was issued after authorities received information that counterfeit movies and music being sold at flea markets in Ceres, Modesto and Turlock. Upon serving that warrant authorities found over 200,000 DVDs and CDs that have an estimated value of more than $1.5 million, as well as the equipment needed to produce the counterfeits.

Source: CBS 13 News

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