Counterfeiter Facing Jail

14 Jan
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Counterfeiter Facing Jail

After pleading guilty to fraudulently selling an estimated £250k worth of counterfeit goods, Johanna Donnelly of Norwich has been given 3 months to repay £140k.

If the money remains unpaid, she will serve 5 months in prison in addition to the 150 hours of community service and an enforced 10 days of rehab she was also sentenced to at Cardiff Crown Court.

Bands including The Stone Roses, Foo Fighters, The Stranglers, The Clash and Led Zeppelin had their intellectual property used without permission as she sold product through eBay and her own website.

TRAP’s partner Surelock worked with Newport Trading Standards to complete test purchases and provide a comprehensive evidence pack to secure the conviction.

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