Paul Hansmeier and John Steele have now pled guilty to a HUGE copyright extortion scheme using Bittorrent File-Sharing networks. The Defendants shared their own videos on The Pirate Bay and then sued everyone who was seen downloading.
Let’s review the extent of their crimes and the expected jail sentence.
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Prenda Law’s Paul Hansmeier Pleads Guilty to Extortion and Mail/Wire Fraud: 238124_pleaagreementrhett081718