Lee Sentenced for Selling Knockoffs

A Newton man has been sentenced for selling counterfeit goods in Neshoba County.

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office says 50-year-old Larry Temple Lee was convicted for selling counterfeit DVD movies and counterfeit consumer goods at the Williamsville Flea Market in Neshoba County and at his residence in Newton.

Lee was sentenced to eight years in prison, with three years to serve, five years suspended and five years of post release supervision.

Lee was also fined $3,000 and ordered to pay $1,000 to cover investigative costs plus all court costs.

"We hope this case serves as a reminder to others that this type of activity is illegal, and as a warning that we won’t stand by and let it continue in Mississippi," said Attorney General Jim Hood.

Lee was arrested in July 2011 after an undercover investigation by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, with assistance from the Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office and the Philadelphia Police Department.