ビルオマールカラスクイロ, 別名「ヘルキャットの近江,’はインターネットプロトコルテレビと呼ばれる海賊版サービスを運営しています (IPTV) ギアがリロードされました, which allowed a user to stream TV content over the internet instead of through traditional formats such as satellite or cable. Carrasquillo has 791,000 subscribers on his channel, with videos regularly racking up between 300-500,000 ビュー.
FBI agents arrested Carrasquillo early Tuesday morning, but he maintains that he has done nothing wrong.
“I don’t think I ever did anything wrong,” Carrasquillo FOXに語った 29. “明らかに, I was running businesses wide open in the public. 今, we are going to have our day in court.”
When asked if he was “completely innocent” of all charges, Carrasquillo said, “Not completely innocent would be a false statement. Ignorance is no excuse for the law.”
Carrasquillo instead claims that his accountants and tax aids got him in trouble. He expected to face charges on tax evasion for his activities and expected an arrest sooner or later.
He maintained that his activities fell into a “grey area” in the law, in which he exploited a “loophole.”
“There is other colleagues in the same business I was in and they never got in trouble with the FBI,” 彼は主張した.
Federal agents raided Carrasquillo’s home に 2019, taking a number of luxury vehicles and millions in cash related to his alleged piracy activities – around $ 35 百万の資産. One neighbor estimated that agents confiscated “probably 30” cars and referred to Carrasquillo’s home as “the dealership” for the number of vehicles parked outside.
Congress passed the Protecting Lawful Streaming Act of 2020 bill last year, granting law enforcement agencies the ability to prosecute pirate streaming services as a felony, Torrent Freak reported.
The investigation that unfolded over the past two years has developed into one of the largest illegal TV pirating cases federal prosecutors have overseen.