Policeman and court official arrested in Italian piracy crackdown
Rome, 4th July 2007
A policeman and a court official were among 35 people arrested in a major crackdown in the Italian town of Pescara. “Operation Crack” was aimed at breaking an organised criminal gang that was producing and distributing counterfeit CDs, DVDs and video games. The official from the Civil Court of Pescara and the policeman played a major role in the pirate gang, as did a clerk working for the Ministry of the Interior.
The investigation was coordinated by Aldo Aceto, the public prosecutor from Pescara, and was carried out by local police assisted by music, movie and business software anti-piracy experts as well as SIAE, the authors’ collecting society anti-piracy team.
More than 12 CD burning facilities were found and dismantled in and around Pescara and police officers also seized more than €400,000 in cash.For further information contact:
Enzo Mazza, FIMI
Tel:+390 (2) 795 879