Following on 2006 arrests, three people have been jailed in a counterfeiting case in Liverpool and the North West of England.

The three ringleaders in the scam, Barry Powell, Mark Quincey and Sarah Haynes, were sent to jail. At Crown Court, all eight defendents pled guilty.

The six-month pirate DVD and CD operation also involved extensive benefit fraud. The operation generated more than £40,000 in criminal funds.

The counterfeit ring had been investigated under the operation named Zealot from the BPI, the Department For Work and Pensions, FACT and games body ELSPA.