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U.S. v. Chien (Wong) (C.D. Cal.)


June 25, 2002

U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Central District of California
Debra W. Yang
Thom Mrozek
Public Affairs Officer
(213) 894-6947
thom.mrozek@usdoj.gov
www.usdoj.gov/usao/cac
Contact: Jacqueline Chooljian
Assistant United States Attorney
(213) 894-5615

San Gabriel Valley Men Sentenced For Conspiring To Traffic In Counterfeit Microsoft Software

Two San Gabriel Valley men have been sentenced to federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to traffic in large quantities of counterfeit Microsoft software.

Ted Chien, 30, of Rowland Heights, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay a fine of $7,500 for conspiring to traffic in nearly $1 million worth of counterfeit Microsoft software. The bogus products included Windows 98, Windows Office 2000 and Windows Millennium Edition.

Henry Wong, 29, of Hacienda Heights, was sentenced to serve 10 months imprisonment and to pay a fine of $3,600 for conspiring to traffic in nearly $500,000 worth of counterfeit Microsoft software.

Both defendants pleaded guilty in early December 2001 to one count of conspiracy, and both were sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Ronald S.W. Lew.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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