Market trader sold fake CDs

A MARKET trader who admitted selling counterfeit CDs has been ordered to complete 200 hours of community service.

Yaser Ehsan, aged 35, of Richmond Road in London, pleaded guilty to 15 Trade Mark offences.

St Albans Crown Court heard that 3,263 CDs were seized by Trading Standards officers from Ehsan’s stall at Bovingdon open-air market, near Hemel Hempstead, on Saturday, November 14.

All the CDs were examined by an expert who concluded that 3,081 of them were counterfeit.

Ehsan, who appeared in court on Thursday, December 23, admitted that he failed to carry out checks to determine whether the CDs were genuine.