Yorba Linda Business Owner Punished For Cheating Cisco Systems
A federal judge in Santa Ana has sentenced a Yorba Linda businessman to a term of probation for three years and ordered him to pay a $4,000 fine for conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Following his arrest in February, Richard Alan Glavis--the owner of Superior Computer Gear (SCG)--acknowledged his guilt in a plea agreement that outlined how he shipped counterfeit Cisco Systems, Inc. products beginning in March 2008 through July 2010.
Glavis, who was born in 1972, had faced a maximum potential federal prison sentence of five years for his crimes.
But U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford agreed with a Department of Justice prosecutor that probation was an adequate punishment given that the defendant, who has suffered a host of health woes, promised he won't cheat again.
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Glavis used Federal Express to mail more than 100 counterfeit parts, according to court records.
California corporate records show that he also owns iDeal Technology in Orange County.
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