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2 men sentenced after selling pirated music to undercover agents

May 24, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Two Los Angeles men sold 800 CDs containing pirated music to undercover agents last month, the California attorney general's office announced.
Two Los Angeles men sold 800 CDs containing pirated music to undercover… (California attorney general's…)

Two men have been sentenced to 300 days in jail and three years of probation after selling 800 CDs containing pirated music to undercover government agents.

The men -- Juan Lucas Camacho, 39, and Jose Pablo Almaraz, 38 -- sold the CDs for $480, to Justice Department agents last month at a Los Angeles Home Depot store. That means they were selling the CDs, which included music from Jorge Santa Cruz and Pitbull, at an average of 60 cents apiece.

The two were sentenced this week after pleading guilty to a felony count of failure to disclose the origin of a recording they sold, the office of California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris announced Thursday.

They were arrested and charged in April.

Camacho said the two were able to make between 80,000 and 100,000 CDs per week containing pirated music, according to the attorney general's office.

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