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Government Contractor Sentenced For Copyright Infringement

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WILMINGTON, Del. - Homeland Security takes down of one of the largest piracy schemes in our country's history.

Government contractor 55-year-old Wronald Best has been sentenced to one year in prison for conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. 

He obtained more than $2.3 million in stolen software from Chinese and Russian cyber-criminals.

The mastermind behind the operation? 36-year-old Xiang Li of China.

Li set up website and advertised thousands of pirated tech-software titles worth more than $100 million. 

Li pled guilty back in January and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 3. 

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