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Galt market vendor pleads guilty to copyright infringement

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Posted: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:40 am | Updated: 7:00 am, Wed Jul 13, 2011.

A Sacramento man pleaded guilty in federal court to selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs at the Galt Flea Market and other area markets last year.

Carlos Benavidez Tejeda, 32, could serve up to three years in prison for his actions between June and November in a plea deal accepted Monday afternoon.

Tejeda sold bootlegged copies of movies and music before being arrested Nov. 16, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. More than 1,000 pirated CDs and DVDs were found in his minivan that day and a Dec. 13 search of a storage unit rented by Tejeda uncovered hundreds more discs, according to a press release.

He will be sentenced Oct. 3. In addition to his prison sentence, Tejeda could face three years of supervised release and pay as much as $250,000 in fines.

Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at jordang@lodinews.com.

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  • William Dawes posted at 8:23 am on Thu, Jul 14, 2011.

    William Dawes Posts: 113

    If they are not holding him, he will disappear before October.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 9:55 pm on Tue, Jul 12, 2011.

    Doug Chaney Posts: 1232

    Just one of many suspected phony vendors at the flea market in Galt.



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