United States Attorney Patrick L. Meehan, and District Attorney Lynn Abraham today announced the filing of an indictment against four defendants charging them with conspiracy to commit criminal infringement of copyright and one count of criminal infringement of copyright. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and the Philadelphia Police Department. Search warrants were executed on October 26, 2005 in West Philadelphia resulting in the seizure by the FBI of over 25,000 bootleg, counterfeit and pirated movie DVDs and over 16,000 bootleg, counterfeit and pirated music recording CDs. If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and a substantial fine.
INFORMATION REGARDING THE DEFENDANTS
DEFENDANT #1: MAMADOU NDIAYE
ADDRESS: 300 block of North 42nd Street, Philadelphia, PA
DEFENDANT #2: CHEIKH OULD CHEDAD, a/k/a "Seh Ceddhe," a/k/a "Amadu Warr"
ADDRESS: 4400 block of Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
DEFENDANT #3: MAMOUDOU OUMAR BALL, a/k/a "Little Mamadou"
ADDRESS: 2000 block of Alfred Drive, Yeadon, PA
DEFENDANT #4: OMAR NDIKUMANA, a/k/a "Elijah"
ADDRESS: 4300 block of Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
An Indictment or Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Ewald Zittlau.
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE Contact: RICHARD MANIERI
EASTERN DISTRICT, PENNSYLVANIA Media Contact
Suite 1250, 615 Chestnut Street 215-861-8525
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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