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Oregon State Police Seize Counterfeit Disc RecordingsSalem-News.com
The suspect faces charges of Laundering a Money Instrument, Unlawful Labeling of a Sound Recording, and Unlawful Labeling of a Videotape Recording.
(ROSEBURG, Ore.) - Police say a traffic stop Monday morning led to the discovery of a large haul of counterfeit CD's and DVD's with popular titles as well as the seizure of several thousand dollars in cash.
It began around 10:00 AM Monday when Oregon State Police Trooper Jake Ledbetter stopped a Ford Econoline van driven by 24-year old Javier Dominguez Ortega for failure to maintain a single lane of travel.
Trooper Ledbetter says that during the traffic stop, he observed "numerous boxes containing a large amount of compact discs inside."
He says a subsequent search of the van led to the discovery of approximately 6,000 counterfeit audio CDs and movie DVDs, including major motion picture movie titles "3:10 to Yuma", "The Brave One", "Transformers" and "Dragon Wars".
Dominguez Ortega, who told police he now resides in Los Angeles, California, was taken into custody and lodged in Douglas County Jail for Laundering a Money Instrument, Unlawful Labeling of a Sound Recording, and Unlawful Labeling of a Videotape Recording.
The money laundering charge is a class B felony and the unlawfully labeling charges are class C felonies. The investigation is continuing.
Source: Oregon State Police
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