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WA man accused of selling counterfeit software

Thu, 02/25/2010 - 6:30pm
The Associated Press

A 44-year-old Battle Ground, Wash., man accused of selling counterfeit Microsoft software over the Internet for 10 years has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Seattle.

Wayne Shu was charged Thursday with six counts of mail fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods and trafficking in illicit labels.

The prosecution says the sales continued even after Microsoft Corp. sent Shu multiple cease and desist letters.

Prosecutors allege Shu owned and operated companies under such names as Micro Sharp, Micro Sharp Technologies, Microsharp.com and Meet Your Price.

The indictment seeks the forfeiture of $1.7 million, Shu's home and luxury car.

Conviction for mail fraud is punishable by a maximum 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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