The FBI has arrested a New York man for uploading copyright-protected copies of the 20th Century Fox movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine to an Internet site last spring, according to FBI documents obtained by EW. Gilberto Sanchez, 47, was indicted Dec. 10 by a grand jury in L.A. for violation of federal copyright law and was arrested without incident at his home in the Bronx early today. He is expected to appear in front of a U.S magistrate today. If convicted, Sanchez faces up to three years in jail and a $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or gross loss attributable to the offense, whichever is greater.
A rep for Fox emailed EW the following statement: “We are supportive of the FBI’s actions and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement to identify and prosecute any individuals who steal our movies.”
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