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Man sentenced for selling fake CDs

TUPELO — Harold Wayne Hunt, 69, of Cullman, Ala., has pleaded guilty before Judge Paul S. Funderburk to one felony count of unauthorized sale of recordings in the Circuit Court of Lee County, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

Hunt was sentenced to three years in prison. The prison sentence was suspended and defendant was placed on reporting probation for three years. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund, $2,500 to the Attorney General’s Office for investigative costs and expenses, plus court costs.

Hunt was indicted following an investigation, which revealed he was selling counterfeit compact discs at the North Mississippi the Flea Market in Tupelo. Over 1,000 counterfeit compact discs were seized from Hunt on Oct. 11, 2008, in a joint effort between the Attorney General’s Office and the Tupelo Police Department.

“This is a fine example of the cooperation between our office, local authorities, and the Recording Industry Association of America, in our efforts to halt the spread of counterfeit products and protect intellectual property rights in Mississippi,” said Attorney General Jim Hood.

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