Two Quakers Hill residents will face court this Friday over the possession and sale of a potential $21 million worth of High Quality Counterfeit (HQC) DVDs seized in 2013.
The pair could receive up to five years imprisonment and fines of $180,000.
Investigators from the Australian Screen Association (ASA) supported Detectives from Quakers Hill Police which found Mosiac Defredes had sold over 65,000 DVDs totaling over $1.6 million in sales to customers on eBay who had no reason to believe the disks weren’t genuine.
Both Defredes and his accomplice, Allison Daniel, plead guilty to two counts contrary to 132AJ and 132AC of the Copyright Act 1968.
Defredes has been in remand since April 2016.
Correction: This article originally stated the DVDs were seized in 2016. We have since been informed this was incorrect information, and the date has been updated to 2013.
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