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NEWS: Fifth Member of CD and DVD Counterfeiting Ring in Atlanta Sentenced to Prison

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2011 9:31:13 AM
ATLANTA, GA—IBRAHIM DIALLO, 27, of Atlanta, was sentenced by United States District Judge William S. Duffey Jr., for his involvement in a counterfeit DVD and CD ring.

United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said, “The victims in this case are the thousands of Americans who earn their livelihoods from the legitimate creation and performance of popular music and movies.This group of defendants stole from them by mass-producing counterfeit music CDs and DVD movies in a pirating operation that may have been the largest of its kind in the Southeastern United States.”

In Washington, D.C. Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer said, “Mr. Diallo and his co-conspirators trafficked in counterfeit CDs and DVDs that would have been worth millions of dollars on the open market, to the detriment of artists, retailers, producers and others. The Justice Department has never been more committed than it is today to investigating and prosecuting these crimes, and this case exemplifies our determination to make sure that counterfeiters and other intellectual property criminals are appropriately punished.”

Read more at The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Topics: Consumer Goods, Digital Media, Counterfeiting