US AG officially indicts console mod-chippers over 2007 raids

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By GaryOPA on May 1, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Nearly 5 years later!

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    Department of Justice announced indictments against ten individuals subject of a 2007 raid targeting alleged video game console mod chip suppliers and sellers!!

    Back in 2007, Federal agents carried out a series of raids against individuals and businesses in 16 US states as part of an investigation into the distribution and sale of mod chips. This one was dubbed "Operation Tangled Web". This is a little background:

    Well, now, nearly five years later, Department of Justice announced indictments against ten of those alleged video game console mod chip suppliers.

    Little is know about the charges and sentences, but this is what was brought up:

    Of course, defenders note that console mod chips have extensive legal uses as well...

    We will have to follow closely the development of these cases in the upcoming days!

    NEWS SOURCE #1: http://www.justice.gov/usao/ohn/news/10april2012_2.html
    NEWS SOURCE #2: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/...esult-in-indictments-nearly-5-years-later.ars

    Our thanks to 'Gauss' for writing up this news story for us!
     

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Discussion in 'General Undergound Newz' started by GaryOPA, May 1, 2012.

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      I wonder what would happen if US citizens tipped off the Feds to the fact that the billions in bail out tax money given to the banking industry was stolen and misused to create record profits and bonuses.

      I wonder what would happen if the Feds became aware of the fact that corporations are exporting high quality US jobs that would otherwise enrich the fabric of American society; just so the few can line their pockets with gold while leaving their fellow country men to starve in the streets, rot in jail for ludicrous laws or die in fake wars of private economic interest flying under a false flag.

      How many people would be arrested?

      ZERO


      Hypocrites can go suck a nut. Lead by positive example.... not by massive systematic corruption.
       
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      as you say, nothing would happen because the feds like the rest of government dont work for the citizens but for the corporations.

      the banks tanked the worlds economy and got rewarded for it but guys like these,assange, geohotz and kim dotcom get destroyed as best they can be often by completely illegal means.
       
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      I wouldn't say Geohotz... he got bought out by the system. They own him now. He is one of them now, another puppet among countless others. Just another cog/gear in the machine.
       
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      you do know he quit facebook?
       
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      Let's be real here. Geohot was not getting any esteem or respect in the scene. in fact the ps3 scene was horrific to him as it is filled by probably the worst followers. he was initially panned for hacking their precious system, then he was dragged through court. even then when he stuck to his "leet" guns, the following simply called him a virgin and loser blah blah blah. So obviously he decided to switch. Who wouldn't?

      We are not in the days of the 90's where hack groups command respect.
       
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      Hmm never knew that. Why did he quit?
       
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      The mountain dew drinking, Cheetos eating, mommy's basement dwelling dorks were the ones mad at him...cause it was "his fault" PSN went down and they couldn't couldn't play their precious Call of Duty daily anymore.

      I say this for real, cause I actually overheard a conversation in a restaurant between two guys about it, and how they hated this dude that hacked the PS3, it's his fault PSN got hacked etc etc
       
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      if i remember correctly he said something like "it wasn't for me".
       

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