Posted: Aug 12, 2010 5:25 AM by Andrea Fontenot
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.