Criminal Justice News

Monday, April 23, 2012

Modesto Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Counterfeit Media


FRESNO, CA—United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced that Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii sentenced Roman Santana, 29, of Modesto, to a year in prison for trafficking in counterfeit labels and counterfeit documentation and packaging in connection with his distribution of counterfeit music CDs. Santana pleaded guilty on January 17, 2012.

According to court documents, between May 2011 and July 25, 2011, Santana sold counterfeit music CDs with accompanying counterfeit labels, documentation, and packaging to the public at the 7th Street flea market in Modesto. On July 25, 2011, approximately 2,385 counterfeit music CDs were seized from Santana’s possession.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Henry Z. Carbajal III prosecuted the case.

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