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Busted: Edgewater woman arrested in illegal DVD operation

From ChicagoBreakingNews.com:

A 34-year-old woman was arrested for her role in an international operation that sold illegal DVDs, the Cook County sheriff’s office said today.

Akpezi Mokedi is charged with unlawful use of unidentified sound or audio/visual recordings, a felony, after almost 6,500 pirated DVDs were seized from her apartment in the 5800 block of North Sheridan Road in Chicago’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood on the North Side, the sheriff’s office said.

Mokedi, a Nigerian national who came to Chicago in 2001 on a student visa to study for a degree in computer science, was obtaining the DVDs by the caseload on an almost daily basis from an illegal overseas operation, the sheriff’s office said. They also said she would set up online accounts to sell the DVDs, which varied in quality, “to those searching popular websites, including Amazon, for specific shows.”


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