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La. man pleads guilty in video game probe

4 years ago August 12, 2010 Aug 12, 2010 Thursday, August 12 2010 Thursday, August 12, 2010 4:25:19 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

A Thibodaux man accused of illegally modifying a video game console and selling a pirated video game to undercover investigators has pleaded guilty to violating a federal copyright law.

Reno Jean Daret IV faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $500,000 fine following his guilty plea Wednesday to violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

Prosecutors said Daret operated a business called "Console Solutions" that modified Xbox 360 consoles to allow pirated software to play.

Federal agents contacted Daret last November, purchased a pirated game and paid for him to modify a console.

Investigators later seized several other modified consoles when they searched his home.

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