Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Merced Man Sentenced to Prison for Conspiracy to Sell Counterfeit Media

FRESNO, CA—Luis Puntos Coahuilas, 24, of Merced, was sentenced today by Chief United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to two years and three months in federal prison for conspiring to sell counterfeit music CDs and motion picture DVDs, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today.

According to court documents, between January 2010 and November 2010, Puntos and his co-conspirators sold counterfeit music CDs and motion picture DVDs at the Galt Market and at other flea markets. If the counterfeit music CDs and motion picture DVDs seized were genuine, they would have had a retail value exceeding $1 million.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force. Assistant United States Attorneys Henry Z. Carbajal, III and Brian W. Enos prosecuted the case.

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