Omi in a Hellcat Will Plead Guilty, Suddenly Turns Anti-Piracy Advocate
‘Omi in a Hellcat’, a YouTuber who previously operated several pirate IPTV services, says he will plead guilty to a federal indictment accusing him of criminal copyright infringement, tax fraud, wire fraud, among others. Following earlier intransigence, he now appears to be spreading an anti-piracy message
In November 2019, the federal government shut down Gears-branded IPTV services operated by Bill Omar Carrasquillo, better known by his social media handle Omi in a Hellcat.
IRS and FBI agents seized “at least” $5.2m from his bank accounts along with a laundry list of supercars and other vehicles, all alleged to have been purchased with revenues from Carrasquillo’s pirate TV services.
A criminal indictment unsealed last year revealed that Carrasquillo of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Jesse Gonzales of California, and Michael Barone of New York had all been charged with serious offenses relating to the illegal capture and redistribution of Comcast, Verizon, Spectrum, DirecTV and Frontier Communications broadcasts.
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