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Roseville Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Software

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 17, 2010
  • Eastern District of California (916) 554-2700

SACRAMENTO, CA—United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today that Derick Breski, 43, of Roseville, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to 15 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release for criminal copyright infringement. He pleaded guilty on August 13, 2010.

Between November 2009, and March 2010, Breski sold copyrighted software such as Adobe, Autocad, Rosetta Stone, and software from Microsoft. He obtained copies of the software illegally by downloading it from file-sharing services on the Internet. He then created copies of the illegally downloaded software and sold those copies to customers.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Robin Taylor prosecuted the case.