Video Clerk Faces 5 Years in Prison for Copying, Selling Films

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2010  |  Updated 1:30 PM CDT
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Video Clerk Faces 5 Years in Prison for Copying, Selling Films

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The clerk now faces 5 year in jail and a possible $250,000 fine.

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An Oklahoma man faces up to five years in prison over the unlawful copying of more than 150 films while he worked at a movie store in Dallas.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Robert Campbell Jr. of Tulsa pleaded guilty Wednesday to copyright infringement and aiding and abetting.

Campbell, with no sentencing date set, remains free on a personal recognizance bond. He also could be fined $250,000 and required to make restitution.

The FBI in February 2008 raided a store called Movies and CDs.

Prosecutors say Campbell unlawfully burned copies of movies, while customers waited, charging $5 per DVD.

Campbell admitted pirating at least 151 movies, including recently released films such as "Beowolf," "27 Dresses" and "Mad Money."

The store owner faces trial in March on similar charges.

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