A convicted IPTV Seller in the United Kingdom has been given an ultimatum – pay back over 950,000 pounds or face over 6 more years in prison.
In 2019, three men were convicted for running an illegal IPTV Service and faced a total of 17 years behind bars.
As reported by TorrentFreak, one of the individuals who was sentenced must now pay up for his crimes or see an additional jail sentence added to his term.
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Steven King was the leader of the operation that provided streaming content to subscribers that “defrauded the English Premier League”.
These entities ran under the names Dreambox, Dreambox TV Limited, and Digital Switchover Limited.
King was sentenced to a total of seven years and four months in prison for his involvement.
His associates, Paul Rolston and Daniel Malone, also received extensive sentences for their role in the operation.
Rolston was given six years and four months in jail while Malone was sentenced to three years and three months.
These are some of the harshest penalties for providing streaming content that we have seen.
But the troubles haven’t ended yet for King who is now faced with another challenge in order to avoid more jail time.
According to the Premier Legaue, King has been ordered by the court to pay back the proceeds of his activities or face extended time in prison.
At Warwick Crown Court today, he has been ordered to forfeit the proceeds of his criminal activities and pay back £963,000 within three months, or face having his prison sentence extended by an additional six years and eight months…
The judge ruled King must also surrender his passport within 28 days and cannot travel abroad until the sum has been paid.
While it is unclear which route King will elect to go, this ruling is a stern warning to those who broadcast content illegally that there are consequences.
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