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Jail for rogue internet trader who sold fake goods

A rogue internet trader from Hampshire who sold fake versions of headphones and other gadgets from top brands including Sennheiser and Monster has been jailed.

Michael Reeder, 35, of Carbis Close, Portsmouth, was convicted by a jury at Portsmouth Crown Court of 10 offences of possessing fake goods and three charges of selling counterfeit products.

The charges were brought after Portsmouth City Council's trading standards officers raided his premises on two occasions in 2011 and seized more than 2,000 items including fake Monster, Sennheiser and Sony headphones.

Counterfeit Apple accessories, counterfeit iPhone cases, PlayStation controllers and Wii accessories were also found.

The court heard that Reeder was set to have gained £168,000 if he had sold allthe items which he was selling at about 100% mark-up on the price he paid his unauthorised supplier in China.

Reeder was jailed for two and a half years. Click on the video to see some of the items the police found.