Elk Grove Residents Plead Guilty to Trafficking Counterfeit DVD's



May 1, 2017 |  

Two people with ties to Elk Grove plead guilty to federal charges of trafficking in counterfeit DVD's.

The pleas, which were submitted on Friday, April 28 in Federal District Court in Sacramento were from Kristen M. Caldwell, 35, of Elk Grove, and Xavier L. Johnson, 36, formerly of Elk Grove. Both plead guilty to trafficking in counterfeit DVD's.

According to court documents, between April 2008 and August 2011, Caldwell and Johnson imported over 43,000 counterfeit DVD's of children movies from China and sold them over the internet. When advertising the DVD's, the duo falsely claimed the items were either in limited supply or currently out of print.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 4, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Garland Burrell. Both face a mandatory 10-year sentence and $250,000 fine.  




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