Former Federal Agent Sentenced for Making False Statements in Connection with a Sexual Relationship with a Victim Witness
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Xavier L. Johnson, 37, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and six months in prison and three years of supervised release for trafficking in goods bearing counterfeit trademarks, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, from 2008 to 2011, Johnson and co-defendant Kristin Caldwell imported DVDs from China that contained counterfeit versions of children’s movies. They advertised and sold those DVDs throughout the United States using websites on which they claimed that they had obtained limited quantities of the movies. The DVDs bore counterfeit trademarks, including the names of the movies, the names of the movie studios, and other terms that were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
This case was the product of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Morris prosecuted the case.
Other defendants charged in this case and the status of their charges are: