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New Jersey man sentenced in warez case

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2009 13:24 User comments (3)

New Jersey man sentenced in warez case A New Jersey man who plead guilty to Conspiring To Commit Criminal Copyright Infringement last year has been sentenced to three years probation and 200 hours of community service. Under the name Metaslug, Richard Mendez supplied software to several groups on the warez scene, including the infamous FairLight release group.
Mendez was arrested and prosecuted as part of Operation Higher Education, the largest component of the international law enforcement initiative called Operation Fastlink. Operation Fastlink resulted in searches and seizures being conducted in a dozen countries.

Earlier this month the last defendant from Operation Higher Education plead guilty in Federal Court. He has yet to be sentenced.

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3 user comments

112.2.2009 15:24

Always seems like the first one to go under is a supplier.

212.2.2009 15:51

Operation Higher Education
"Operation Pull my Willie" more like.
Just like when those sober looking boys in blue, sit around at a press conference trying to convince the taxpayers that the drugs they have confiscated will make the streets safer for more than .5 milliseconds - details tonight on Action/Nightly/Doppler-6000 news.

312.2.2009 18:06

Hmm very interesting. As I live in this state yet I never heard of this. But this I guess he deserves it for helping a piracy ring.

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