Counterfeit movies man put in jail

AN asylum seeker who was caught trying to sell Hollywood s latest offerings on counterfeit DVDs in Huntingdon has been jailed by magistrates. Jin Long Xue, 38, was caught carrying 178 DVDs, including feature films, which had not been released on DVD, and

AN asylum seeker who was caught trying to sell Hollywood's latest offerings on counterfeit DVDs in Huntingdon has been jailed by magistrates.

Jin Long Xue, 38, was caught carrying 178 DVDs, including feature films, which had not been released on DVD, and pornographic films.

He was stopped by police in Huntingdon on January 12 after approaching commercial premises in the town and was bailed to appear at the town's magistrates' court a week later.

A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to attend court and he was later arrested by Bedfordshire Police on similar matters and appeared at Bedford magistrates on Friday.


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The court heard how Xue bought the DVDs in London from a stranger for £700 and had picked Huntingdon by chance. He also claimed it was the first time he had sold DVDs, which were priced at £5.

He pleaded guilty to four specimen charges of possessing DVDs which infringed registered Trade Marks and also admitted two specimen charges of possessing, for the intention to supply, DVDs which were unclassified, infringing the Video Recordings Act.

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Magistrates sentenced him to a total of 92 days imprisonment after the case was brought by Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire trading standards officers.

Andrew Neal, of Cambridgeshire trading standards, said: "We are pleased with the result - the courts are sending out a clear message that the activities of people like Mr Xue will not be tolerated.

"Selling pornographic and counterfeit DVDs door-to-door is unacceptable.

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