SAN FRANCISCO—Christopher Breejen, a 43-year-old San Francisco man who has been sentenced to 15 months in prison and forced to pay $100,000 restitution for his role in importing counterfeit DVDs from Asian countries for widespread sale across the United States via eBay.
In September 2014, Breejen was convicted of criminal copyright infringement for an illegal counterfeit DVD operation that sold an approximate 20,000 discs between 2011 and August 2014.
Prior to this conviction, Breejen received over a dozen warnings from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency that shipments of counterfeit DVDs bound for his San Francisco residency had been seized.
The initial investigation into Breejen’s counterfeit activities was sparked by a tip from the Motion Picture Association of America, a tip that led to his conviction on one count of criminal copyright infringement.
In addition to his one year sentence and $117,439.50 restitution fee, Breejen will serve three years of supervised release.
His prison sentence will officially begin on August 8.