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Illicit streaming fraudsters jailed

FACT instigated investigation leads to over 10 years total prison sentences  Hampshire County Council Trading Standards and FACT have welcomed a successful outcome in the courts relating to the illegal streaming of copyright material. Following a detailed investigation led by the County Council’s Trading Standards officers working in collaboration with FACT  and National Trading Standards, … Continued

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Seller of illicit streaming devices ordered to pay over £500,000

A criminal found guilty of supplying illegal streaming devices (ISDs) providing unauthorised access to Premier League content has been ordered to pay back more than £520,000, to the ‘public purse’. In April 2018, John Dodds was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison having pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud. Dodds sold ISDs to hundreds … Continued

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Seller of illegal streaming services ordered to pay over £10,000

A man has received a 16-month prison sentence and has been ordered to pay over £10,000 after he pleaded guilty to five offences at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court. In 2019 the National Trading Standards Investigation Team (Wales) led a project, partnered with FACT, to investigate TV boxes available for sale online by Wales-based traders. As … Continued

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£213,000 in criminal assets seized from counterfeiter

Criminal assets worth £213,166.09 have been taken during a Proceeds of Crime confiscation proceeding after a large-scale, international counterfeiting operation was uncovered. Luton Crown Court on 13 January took the criminal assets from Mr Kin Man Chan after being prosecuted last year by Central Bedfordshire Council for his part in the online counterfeit DVD business. … Continued

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£67,500 confiscated from counterfeit DVD seller

At Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday (8th August), a Confiscation Order for £67,500 was made against Satnam Panesar (DOB 21-03-1971). Panesar, from Newton Mearns, Glasgow, had previously pled guilty to infringing the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, sections 107(1)(a) and 107(1)(c). Lindsey Miller, Head of the Serious and Organised Crime Division (SOCD), said: “Satnam Panesar … Continued