Chinese Man Pleads Guilty To Pirating $100M In Software

Law360, Wilmington (January 8, 2013, 7:52 PM EST) -- A Chinese citizen has pled guilty in Delaware federal court to criminal conspiracy charges for operating websites through which he sold more than $100 million worth of pirated computer software to buyers around the world, federal authorities said Tuesday.

Apprehended in June 2011 following an 18-month undercover investigation, Xiang Li faces a maximum sentence of 25 years after pleading guilty Monday to one count each of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Charles M. Oberly III said....
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