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.
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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.
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.