by Stuff — December 11, 2020
A Hamilton man has had more than $21 million in cryptocurrency seized by police after admitting his role in downloading and selling pirated movies.
The crypto-cash was taken from Jaron McIvor by the Commissioner of Police, with details of the seizure revealed in a High Court judgement released on Friday.
“Police investigated Jaron McIvor for downloading and selling pirated movies,” said Justice Mathew Downs in his written ruling.
“The Commissioner of Police restrained funds in his bank accounts totalling almost $818,000 and cryptocurrencies now worth more than $21 million. Mr McIvor acknowledged profiting from downloading and selling movies protected by copyright.”
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