Second Prenda 'Porn Troll' Attorney Sentenced To 5 Years

Law360 (July 9, 2019, 5:07 PM EDT) -- John Steele, an attorney who participated in an elaborate litigation scam over porn copyrights known as Prenda Law, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison.

A second attorney involved with the Prenda Law "porn troll" scheme was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday in Minnesota federal court. (Getty) The sentence came after Steele pled guilty in 2017 to conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering as part of the so-called porn troll scheme, which extorted millions in small settlements by filing sham copyright cases against myriad internet users over pornographic videos.

The sentence was far more lenient than the...

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