Man sentenced to 6 years in jail for pirating software

By Justin Mann on August 25, 2006, 1:48 PM
For a Florida man, bootlegging didn't pay, as he now will begin serving a 6 year jail term for his actions in selling pirated software. For years, Danny Ferrer sold pirated copies of software online from companies like Adobe, and it was quite profitable enough for him. He earned enough to purchase things like airplanes and boats, sports cars and even an ambulance. Maybe now he wishes he'd kept a lower profile. On top of being forced to part with all those things and serving a 6 year jail sentence, he also has to pay back $4.1 Million to the companies that he pirated from. Ouch.

All this occurred over a 3 year period starting in 2002, until an FBI investigation resulted in him being arrested and the site being shut down.

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