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Sacramento man pleads guilty to selling counterfeit items

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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:54 am, Wed Nov 9, 2011.

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Fresno for selling counterfeit merchandise to people in places such as Galt.

Eleazar Gomez Ortiz, 28, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and traffic in counterfeit labels, illicit labels and counterfeit documentation and packaging, according to a statement released by the federal Department of Justice in a news release.

Between January and November 2010, Gomez obtained thousands of counterfeit music CDs and motion picture DVDs on a regular basis from a San Jose warehouse. Gomez, along with four other conspirators, then sold the CDs and DVDs to the public at the Galt Market and other flea markets in the Sacramento area, the statement read.

According to the statement, on Nov. 16, 2010, more than 10,000 counterfeit DVDs and more than 24,000 counterfeit music CDs were seized from Gomez’s residence and vehicle.

Gomez is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 23, 2012.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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