ESA welcomes prison sentences for US pirates

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 28 August 2008 19:42 GMT

Jail, eh? It’s great, says ESA. Kevin Fuchs of West Amherst, NY, and Kifah Maswadi of Oakland, FL, were sentenced to eight and 15 months in prison respectively this summer, and the ESA has welcomed the move in a press release today.

Fuchs will follow that up with eight months of house arrest and another 16 months of court supervised release. Maswadi also received three years of court supervision, 50 hours of community service, and an order to pay $415,900 in restitution.

“These decisions illustrate, once again, that game piracy will not be tolerated and the extent at which these criminals will be prosecuted. The ESA and its members will continue to support law enforcement’s efforts to protect the intellectual property of our industry,” said Michael Gallagher, CEO of the ESA.

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