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PremierLeague-News.Com - The mastermind behind the scam - who is in the RAF - has narrowly avoided prison for his role in the illegal scheme
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! TV pirates could find themselves in trouble after an RAF corporal was convicted of profiting from illegal television streams, a watchdog has warned. The corporal sold illegal subscriptions through a Facebook group and via an app which could be loaded onto Firestick devices However, he was rumbled and the Oxfordshire based corporal was prosecuted. Now, the Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) have warned the public that the subscribers to his illegal scam have been been "identified" - and that further action is expected.. Kieron Sharp, FACT chief executive, said: “Those running illegal streaming services are committing a serious crime and must be held accountable for their actions. “This result shows the serious consequences faced by individuals who choose to break the law by supplying illegal content. "This type of conviction will have a significant and long- lasting effect on this individual’s career and future opportunities.
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. However, the organisation said his illegal services provided access to premium sport, TV and films.
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He has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment, suspended for 18 months after being convicted of conspiracy to defraud and loss of service property. He was also stripped of his rank as a corporal. It followed a probe by FACT, in partnership with the RAF Special Investigation Branch, which confirmed that the individual was working with illegal content providers outside of the military to defraud rightsholders by allowing consumers to bypass legitimate subscriptions.
Investigations into these additional providers are continuing. Mr Sharp added: “We thank the RAF for their work on this and FACT will continue to monitor channels used to advertise, market, sell and distribute apps, devices and streams to take action against suppliers and operators”
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