£38,000 illegal earnings from sales of DVDs confiscated from Oban man

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A man from Oban had £38,000 of illegal earning from the sales of confiscated at Oban Sheriff Court today (Monday).

In March 2013 police officers searched home of Stuart Ashley, who operated a business as a street seller, and seized a large quantity of DVD films.

The DVDs were subsequently examined by officer and a large amount proved to be counterfeit.

The 39-year-old plead guilty to a contravention of the Trade Marks Act  and in December 2013 was sentenced to a Community Payback Order for 200 hours unpaid work.

Lindsey Miller, Procurator Fiscal for Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism, said: “Ashley sought to line his pockets by undermining local businesses and the wider entertainment industry.

“Such behaviour will not only result on prosecution, but in a full financial assessment with a view to recovering all available illegal earnings from an accused.”

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