United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
San Jose Man Sentenced to Prison for Extensive Conspiracy to Sell Counterfeit Media
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
November 19, 2012
Docket #: 1:11-cr-00016 AWI
FRESNO, Calif. — Jose Alfredo Colorado Munoz, 29, of San Jose, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Anthony W. Ishii to four years in prison for conspiring to sell and distribute 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, Colorado and others sold thousands of counterfeit music CDs and sold and manufactured thousands of counterfeit motion picture DVDs in a warehouse in San Jose. The warehouse contained networked computers and printers, media disk duplicator hardware and counterfeit music CDs and movie DVDs. Colorado regularly sold the counterfeit CDs and DVDs to co-conspirators for resale to the public at flea markets such as the Galt Market and the Modesto 7th Street flea market. Colorado also personally sold counterfeit music CDs at the Modesto 7th Street flea market. If the CDs and DVDs seized from the San Jose warehouse had been genuine, they would have had a retail value exceeding $2.6 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.