Va. Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Selling Pirated Movies

October 20, 2010

A Norfolk man will spend four years in prison for illegally filming movies and selling pirated copies.

U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 43-year-old Brad Newell was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in June to copyright infringement and making an unauthorized recording of a motion picture.

Newell co-owned the business "Burn Central," where U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents seized 300 copies of the movie "Clash of the Titans" and a video camera used for illegally filming the movie.

Newell forfeited more than 1,500 copies of pirated movies, $28,000 in cash and equipment. Newell's business partner Nicholas Skamagos was sentenced to six months for his role in the scheme, and Burn Central employee Kiah Fields was sentenced to five months.

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