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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 20, 2015

Oakland Man Sentenced For Counterfeit Media Scheme In Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. —Emilio Perez-Solis, 39, of Oakland, was sentenced today to three years and 10 months in prison, for conspiring to sell counterfeit CDs and DVDs, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, Perez-Solis used a building in a rural area of Fresno as a distribution point for counterfeit CDs and counterfeit DVDs. From the building, Perez-Solis sold counterfeit CDs and DVDs, including movies that were only in theatrical release and not yet available on DVD. On February 21, 2014, the building was searched and found to contain approximately 70,000 counterfeit music CDs and movie DVDs.

This case was the product of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorneys Henry Z. Carbajal III and Patrick R. Delahunty prosecuted the case.

Docket #: 1:14-cr-042 LJO

Updated April 30, 2015