14 Tuesday, 28 July 2009 London Lite Inquest: Mrs Cunnane THIS is the factory where a father and his two sons ran a pirate DVD racket that raked in 7m. The gang provided a one-stop shop for criminals across the capital and the South-East, produc- ing hundreds of thousands of illegal copies of hit films. Khalid Asghar-Sheikh, 53, and his sons Sami, 28, and Rafi, 26, created the first known industrial replication plant of its kind in western Europe. They were being sentenced at Southwark Crown Court today alongside two associates, after being found guilty of piracy and money-laundering. The court heard they used a workforce of Chinese illegal immigrants who had been trafficked into the UK and were kept in virtual slavery in indus- trial units in Walthamstow. The gang was caught after a parcel of discs, addressed to Rafi Asghar-Sheikh, was intercepted at Stansted airport. A shopAholic pensioner was found dead under a mountain of her unopened purchases, an inquest heard today. The body of Joan cunnane, 77, was discovered at her home in stockport, lancashire, in January. she was last seen alive on Boxing Day, and was reported missing by friend Roy Moran 11 days later. it took a specialist police crew searching her bungalow several hours to find her body. Mr Moran, 77, said Mrs cunnane had shopped compulsively for 15 years and occasionally slept at his house when hers was too full of purchases. The hearing continues. Shopaholicsbodyundermountainofgoods by bo wilson Profits: cash seized by police Factory: Khalid Asghar-Sheikh, left 7m fake DVD den H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html