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Football fans sent serious warning as Man goes to jail over content



Football fans sent serious warning as Man goes to jail over content

Football fans and content creators sent huge warning as popular YouTube personality is sent to jail.

In a landmark case, YouTube personality Bill Omar Carrasquillo, popularly known as “Omi in a Hellcat,” has been handed a substantial prison sentence and ordered to pay a staggering £24 million following his conviction for orchestrating one of the largest TV piracy operations prosecuted by the United States government.

Carrasquillo, boasting over 800,000 followers online, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison during a hearing in federal court on Tuesday.

Additionally, he was compelled to forfeit approximately $30 million in assets, including cash and an array of luxury vehicles such as Lamborghinis, Porsches, Bentleys, and McLarens, along with a portfolio comprising over a dozen properties across Philadelphia and its suburbs.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III emphasized the gravity of Carrasquillo’s actions, cautioning that while tangible possessions hold value, they are not everything. He issued a warning to football fans and Carrasquillo’s followers, expressing concerns that others might be emboldened to commit similar crimes if they perceive impunity.

In response, Carrasquillo expressed remorse to his family, employees, and the TV companies he defrauded through his illicit enterprise. He admitted to underestimating the seriousness of his crimes until his arrest by the FBI, acknowledging that he had disappointed those who trusted him.

Carrasquillo’s illegal activities included conspiracy, copyright infringement, fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion. His company, operating under various names like Gears TV and Gears Reloaded since its establishment in 2016, spearheaded the market for unauthorized IPTV services.

These services provided subscribers with access to a vast array of on-demand movies, television shows, channels, and pay-per-view events at discounted rates. However, the content was unlawfully obtained from legitimate providers such as Comcast, Verizon FiOS, and DirecTV.