Barboursville brothers plead guilty to DVD piracy in Charlottesville court


The Staunton News Leader reports that brothers Fidel Palacios-Cruz and Rosalio Palacios-Cruz were arrested last year in Albemarle County when law enforcement caught the pair unloading a one-ton shipment of pirated CDs and DVDs. The reportedly resides in Barboursville.

Late last week, the Palacios-Cruz brothers pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia to charges of unauthorized distribution of copyrighted information. The charges carry a possible five-year prison sentence. Law enforcement also confiscated an additional 24,000 unauthorized discs.

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