Orange County Man Charged With Selling Fake Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

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U.S. Department of Justice officials revealed this week they filed a copyright infringement case against an Orange County man for illegally reproducing and selling popular electronic games.

Paul Trinh spent at least a 180-day period in 2010 selling the fake versions of Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii for "the purposes of commercial advantage and private financial gain," according to federal officials.

The charging document claims Trinh, who was born in 1978, sold at least 10 copies of the games with a retail value of more than $2,500.

Information about the July 16 filing was withheld from public view for a week for unknown reasons.

Trinh has not been arrested, but allegedly signed a guilty plea, according to court records.

Assistant United States Attorney Lise E. Feldman with DOJ's Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section in Los Angeles is prosecuting Trinh and convinced a magistrate judge to seal details of the plea bargain.

At this point, a federal judge has not been selected to preside over the case.

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