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6:08 PM CDT, October 13, 2012
An Everett man who helped people steal television shows from Korean broadcasters over the internet was sentenced to three years in federal prison Friday, the Everett Herald reported.
According to the Herald, Sang Jin Kim, 37, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of criminal copyright infringement. Kim's Lynnwood-based company and websites helped distribute stolen copies of movies, television shows, video games and software, and were marketed to the Korean community in the U.S.
U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan told the Herald in a prepared statement that Kim "engaged in copyright infringement on a massive scale."
Officials were tipped off about Kim and his business from somebody in Seoul, Korea, the Herald reported. Kim was also ordered to surrender more than $409,000 as proceeds of crime at his sentencing.