DVD pirate sentenced to 2 years and 3 months imprisonment

Martin Bagshawe was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court having pleaded guilty to 15 copyright and trade mark charges for manufacturing and selling counterfeit DVDs. He received 12 months imprisonment on eight charges and six months on the remainder, all to run concurrently.

In addition, Bagshaw was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment for offences relating to counterfeit currency and travellers cheques and a further six months for deception and attempted deception in relation to loan applications.

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