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Computer criminals charged

Date: April 29, 2006

Five individuals were charged with criminal copyright infringement in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of an ongoing federal crackdown against international online piracy groups responsible for most of the illegal distribution of copyrighted movies, software, games and music on the Internet, Assistant Attorney General Alice S. Fisher of the Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert of the Western District of North Carolina, and FBI Special Agent- in-Charge Kevin B. Hendrick of the Charlotte Division announced today.

Kevin Fuchs, 25, of West Amherst, New York; and Cuong Quoc Trang, 35, of Parker, Colorado, were charged by indictment with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and copyright infringement. A criminal information charged Matthew Alderman, 24, of Ashland, Oregon, with criminal copyright infringement, and David Morvant, 35, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, and Michael Hays, 51, of Delafield, Wisconsin, with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.
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