UK Cop Nailed on Counterfeit CD Charges
Detective Constable Thomas Hill, a serving UK policeman, was fined about $2,500 and ordered to pay about $1,650 in legal costs after pleading guilty, on June 9, to six offences related to copying and selling counterfeit music CDs, DVDs and computer games.
Hill, from North Wales, also had two computers and 1,700 CDs and DVDs forfeited, and will face a police disciplinary panel.
Joanne Davies, Chair of the Bench in Mold Magistrate's Court, said Hill was lucky to escape with just a fine and added, "I hope
this serves as a lesson to you in future."
She was told Hill had been running a commercial counterfeiting operation from his home and advertising the illegal product for sale via his own website since at least August 2002.
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