A Medellin man was convicted to four years in jail for falsifying
the world’s most famous soft-drink, Coca-Cola. The man also has to pay
US$178,000 in reparation to the U.S. manufacturer.
Carlos Alberto Arcila Lopez from the Aranjuez neighborhood had pleaded guilty to the charges and confessed having run a Coca-Cola factory from his home, selling the bottles of the world’s most popular drink throughout the city far cheaper than Coca-Cola itself would sell them.
The judge ruled Arcila had violated the intellectual property rights of the world’s largest soft-drink manufacturer. In his verdict, the judge took into account that the man already had in prison for selling ham with false brands and selling fake-quality liquor.