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£213,000 in criminal assets seized from counterfeiter

Criminal assets worth £213,166.09 have been taken during a Proceeds of Crime confiscation proceeding after a large-scale, international counterfeiting operation was uncovered. Luton Crown Court on 13 January took the criminal assets from Mr Kin Man Chan after being prosecuted last year by Central Bedfordshire Council for his part in the online counterfeit DVD business. … Continued

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Bradford boss sentenced after 5,000 fake DVDs found at rental shop

  Adrees Malik, aged 45 was sentenced on 7th January 2014 under the Trade Marks Act 1994 to a 10 month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months, for selling and possessing to supply copied DVD’s. Mr Malik was trading from a shop called Homeview Computer Repair Video Centre at 570 Thornton Road in Bradford.  A Proceeds … Continued

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Northern Ireland eBay trader given a suspended sentence for selling counterfeit Disney DVDs

An online trader who was selling counterfeit Disney DVDs has been given a five month suspended sentence, suspended for two years, at Lisburn Magistrates’ court. In a case brought by the Trading Standards Service of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Mark Alan Wilson (40) of Hermitage, Culcavy, who traded on eBay, pleaded guilty … Continued

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Penryn man running ‘cottage industry’ in fake DVDs and CDs jailed for a year

A prolific counterfeiter has been jailed after brazenly ripping off thousands of movies, cds and computers games. Paul Sorren, of Permarin Road, Penryn, was sentenced to 12 months behind bars for producing and distributing the illegal copies when he appeared at Truro Crown Court after earlier admitting the charge to magistrates. Full story here: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Penryn-man-running-cottage-industry-fake-DVDs-CDs/story-19744749-detail/story.html  

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Man jailed in £460,000 CD and DVD fraud

A LANCASHIRE man has been jailed for three years and ten months for the sale of counterfeit DVDs, CDs and MP3s, which yielded almost half a million pounds. Lester Hawkes, 58, of Drummersdale Lane, Scarisbrick, received the custodial sentence today (Friday 12 July) when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to two … Continued

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London pirate DVD trader jailed for 18 months

A trader has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment after admitting making and possessing for sale almost 5,000 fake copies of DVDs from his video shop located at 6 Dunton Road, Bermondsey London SE1. Mr David Cox, 50, from Bermondsey, was sentenced on 11 December 2012 at the Inner London Crown Court after pleading guilty to six … Continued

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Penryn raid nets counterfeit films and music

Large quantities of counterfeit films, music and computer games have been seized by Cornwall Trading Standards from a property in Penryn. Officers from Cornwall Trading Standards, the Police and the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) entered a private residence in the Penryn area after receiving information that counterfeit DVD’s were being distributed from the premises. … Continued

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Pirate DVD couple ordered to pay back £130,000 by Court

Mark Small, 47, was jailed for nine months earlier this year after investigators discovered he was running a sophisticated and profitable business selling bootleg DVDs of classic BBC programmes. His girlfriend Sian Lewis, 21, was ordered to do 140 hours unpaid work for the community for her lesser role in the criminal enterprise. Read More

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£67,500 confiscated from counterfeit DVD seller

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday (8th August), a Confiscation Order for £67,500 was made against Satnam Panesar (DOB 21-03-1971). Panesar, from Newton Mearns, Glasgow, had previously pled guilty to infringing the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, sections 107(1)(a) and 107(1)(c). Lindsey Miller, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said: “Satnam Panesar … Continued