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Columbus Junction Man Sentenced to 3 Years of Probation for Copyright Infringement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2013

DAVENPORT, IA – On June 26, 2013, Arturo Eduardo Cantu, age 50, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, was sentenced to 3 years of probation for copyright infringement, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief United States District Judge James E. Gritzner also imposed a $3,000 fine.

In July of 2012, Cantu was encountered by law enforcement with over 500 DVDs for sale in a parking lot in Muscatine, Iowa. A subsequent search of Cantu’s residence revealed numerous computers, external hard drives, DVD burners, more than 8,000 blank DVDs, and approximately 1,000 illegally copied DVDs.

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, and was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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