MODESTO -- A 40-year-old San Jose man was sentenced on Monday to nearly three years in federal prison for selling pirated movie DVDs and music CDs at flea markets, including one in Modesto.
Martin Munoz Peralta was convicted of conspiring to commit criminal copyright infringement and traffic in counterfeit labels and counterfeit documentation and packaging, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Sacramento.
Chief U.S. District Judge Anthony Ishii sentenced Peralta to 33 months in federal prison. From April 2011 through July 25, 2011, Peralta sold the counterfeit CDs and DVDs at flea markets in Modesto, Orland and elsewhere.
Prosecutors said Peralta obtained the counterfeit discs from a warehouse in Modesto. On July 25, 2011, authorities seized 832 counterfeit DVDs and 8,436 counterfeit CDs from Peralta.
This case was the result of an investigation by the FBI and the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, with help from the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
-- The Modesto Bee