Archives Employee Pleads Guilty To Copyright Infringement

Will be sentenced June 8 in U.S. District Court

Saturday, Mar 3, 2012  |  Updated 10:12 AM EDT
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Archives Employee Admits Bootlegging

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Federal prosecutors say a man who made and sold unauthorized copies of movies and music in his office at the National Archives has pleaded guilty to criminal copyright infringement.
 
Fifty-four-year-old Timajin Nell of Suitland entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. He will be sentenced on June 8, when he faces a maximum of five years in prison.
 
According to his plea agreement, Nell, who worked at the National Archives building in College Park, used his government email address to sell copyrighted and pre-released movies on DVD, as well as CDs.

Prosecutors say Nell used his personal and work computers to illegally reproduce copyrighted materials, using his office to store DVDs, and his government computer to store music files.
 

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