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Counterfeit DVD seller ordered to pay £567,000

A Staffordshire man who was jailed for 16 months for selling fake DVDs on eBay, has since been ordered to pay back more than half a million pounds. A successful joint investigation by FACT and Staffordshire Trading Standards discovered Foster was buying counterfeit DVDs from China and selling as genuine products on eBay to customers across the world. He was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment in January 2016.

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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