11 Feb '11, 10am

Shopkeeper jailed for having 8000 fake cell phones: In July 2008, the two partners decided to sell China-made ce...

RAIDS on a business in Sim Lim Square in August and December 2009 uncovered 7,942 fakes that included Apple, Nokia and Sony Ericsson cell phones. In a district court on Friday, Li Chuhan, 31, a Chinese national and a permanent resident here, pleaded guilty to copyright and trademark infringements and was jailed for a year and nine months. Investigations revealed that Li started selling MP3 and MP4 players from a kiosk in Sim Lim Square in April 2007. The court heard that his uncle in China helped him to source for these items. Subsequently, his uncle's son, Li Xixin, 25, arrived from Shenzhen to join the business after completing his studies. In April 2008, they set up a company called Yaomin Digital with both of them as directors drawing a monthly salary of $3,000. The cousin, who put in $120,000, was the major shareholder. They rented a unit on the fourth floor and set u...

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