Comcast Asks FBI To Prosecute Gears IPTV Case - YouTuber Claims IMO IN A HELLCAT
Popular YouTuber OMI IN A HELLCAT was attacked by the FBI last year in connection with its 'pirate ' IPTV service 'Gears TV. As authorities decline to comment on the ongoing investigation, IMO itself now claims that Comcast has pressured the FBI into action, knowing that attacking it alone would be "a battle ofdifficult ”.
When large "pirate" services are removed, rights holders
author and / or authorities tend to make a lot of noise. Eliminating big players is considered a success and is often presented as an example to others for not following the same path.
Last November, when the founder of Gears Reloaded's “pirate” IPTV service Omar Carrasquillo was reportedly targeted in massive FBI raid , not a single person in authority would confirm the existence independent eye of witnesses have appeared on television to reveal what they saw but now, several months later, information from official sources remains non-existent.
Carrasquillo, better known through his social media handle OMI IN A HELLCAT, has talked a lot, though. He has appeared in TV interviews with his lawyer, exposing the seizure of dozens of luxury cars, huge volumes of jewelry and "at least " $ 5.2 million in cash . He says that the whole operation againstIt arose out of his position as founder of Gears, an unpaid tax bill, as well as allegations of money laundering.
Nevertheless, he maintains his innocence. He has said time and again that capturing live TV broadcasters from cable providers and streaming channels to end users on the Internet at an affordable price is completely legal. He found a loophole, he says, and companies didn't like him.
So far, Carrasquillo has never directly pointed the finger at who could have prompted prosecution against him. In a live broadcast this week, however, he claimed that the second-largest telecommunications company in the United States was the source of his problems. (Note: most swear words are removed)
And then the bomb.
Coincidentally or not, Ca's main residencerrasquillo is in Philadelphia. Comcast is headquartered in the same city.
According to several videos posted by Carrasquillo in recent weeks, he has been working hard behind the scenes via official channels to try to reclaim his property. However, he claims there was a significant setback after the FBI started using his videos and social media posts as evidence against him.
Insisting again and again that streaming captured television shows on public is not illegal, Carrasquillo says he has filed a motion for reclaim his property. In response, the FBI had to send evidence to explain why the goods should continue to be detained while the investigation continues.
According to him, they "took his [social networks] messages and sent them to the judge." Since the raid, most of Carras' messagesquillo focused on getting him back on his feet, which would have brought in significant sums, some of which went to replenishing his car collection. He thinks these videos are undermining him now.
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At this point, Carrasquillo seems to imply that not everything described in these videos and posts should be taken at face value and that in some cases , s, those in the entertainment industry may face pressures to impress.
Carrasquillo says he hopes to settle his case with the IRS through a payment plan, but he insists any money laundering claim is nonsense . He says he's not angry stupidBe whoever is working on the case and says it's "pretty sure " that the two investigators and the district attorneys "are pretty nice guys ". That said, he is unhappy with what he describes as an "unethical process and the events that took place".
Just before he was attacked, Carrasquillo traveled to the Dominican Republic and he believes this prompted the authorities to act sooner than they did. 'would have liked. "Be honest, you came early [sic] I didn 't break any laws. "paragraph"> he wrote in a separate station. “While Gears was down 20 more shitty services popped up and I don't see you doing shit about it. You'd like to know why?
Steaming is not illegal. It is victimless and not against the law. I do not havenot hosted shit on the servers, that was an issue that copyright holders had to pursue. Not for the FBI to get involved. "
Only time will tell when the other side of this pretty one-sided story comes into being. As previously stated, no one in authority is ready to comment at this point.
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