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New Jersey Man Charged with Obscenity Violations

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

A Jersey City, N.J., producer has been charged by a federal grand jury in Newark, N.J. with distributing obscene DVDs through the mails.

Barry Goldman, 58, was charged with eight counts of using the mails to deliver DVDs containing allegedly obscene films from Jersey City to addresses in Montana and Virginia. The indictment seeks forfeiture of the proceeds from the sale of the DVDs, along with property used in producing the DVDs, all web sites operated by Goldman and other property.

If convicted, Goldman faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each of the eight counts charged in the indictment.

An indictment is merely an accusation. All defendants are presumed innocent of the charges and it is the government’s burden to prove a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt at trial.

The case is being prosecuted by Trial Attorney Bonnie Hannan of the Criminal Division’s Obscenity Prosecution Task Force.

Investigation of the case was conducted by the FBI’s Adult Obscenity Squad based in the Washington, D.C. Field Office.


Updated September 15, 2014

Press Release Number: 09-721