Newark Fire Capt. Jose Robes indicted for alleged DVD piracy

A Newark Fire Department captain was indicted for alleged DVD piracy.

A Newark Fire Department captain was indicted for alleged DVD piracy. (4/5/16)

NEWARK - A Newark Fire Department captain was indicted for allegedly making and selling pirated DVDs out of the comic book shop that he owned.

Capt. Jose Robles was charged with trademark counterfeiting, misconduct by a corporate official and piracy.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says that Robles allegedly possessed more than 11,000 pirated DVDs and was selling them out of the Fortress of Solitude Comic Book Store on University Avenue in Newark. The DVDs were reportedly worth more than $100,000.

Authorities also reportedly found several pieces of computer and digital equipment believed to have been used to make counterfeit DVDs, according to the prosecutor.

Robles is scheduled to have a court appearance on April 15 in Newark Superior Court.

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