Bristol man jailed for possessing £50,000-worth of illegally copied games, films and music
A Bristol man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to a total of 23 offences relating to the possessing for sale of illegally copied games, counterfeit films, music and pornography on recordable discs. He also requested that a further 144 such offences be taken into consideration and was ordered to pay £12,000 towards prosecution costs. Gary Boulter, 51, of 15 Knapp Road, Thornbury, appeared before Bristol Crown Court on 26th August to be sentenced for offences under the Trade Marks Act (1994) and the Video Recordings Act (1984) as a result of a prosecution brought by South Gloucestershire Trading Standards. In addition to this, a confiscation order for £10,500 was made under the provisions of the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002), requiring that the outstanding money be paid within six months or he would be ordered to serve a further nine months in prison.