Gaming Pirate : $350K in Settlement

It doesn’t pay to be a pirate!  Or to use public e-mail.  #headdesk

Qiang Bi, a 36 year old man from Ohio was sentenced to several charges, including:  copyright infringement, mail fraud and identity theft over the span of 4 years, while he illegally sold pirated games for $10 a piece.  Bi was caught after sending a spreadsheet with his illegal activities to his personal e-mail account at his Nationwide Insurance job.  His employer quickly contacted the FBI, which immediately began an investigation.

Bi was forced to pay $367, 669, which covered his illegal sales, which also forced him to forfeit his home, car, computer and personal electronics.

Source:  Kotaku

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