빌 오마르 카라스퀼로, 일명 '지옥의 오미','는 Internet Protocol Television이라는 해적 서비스를 운영하고 있습니다. (IPTV) 재장전된 기어, 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 견해.
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 폭스에게 말했다 29. “명백하게, I was running businesses wide open in the public. 지금, 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,” he argued.
Federal agents raided Carrasquillo’s home 에 2019, taking a number of luxury vehicles and millions in cash related to his alleged piracy activities – around $ 35 million in assets. 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.