Politician Involved In Piracy InvestigationAdded: Saturday, October 16th, 2010
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After the last month’s chaos of the police raids throughout Europe related to the higher levels of the so-called Warez Scene, it is now revealed that some individual is involved in the investigation. An alleged IP address in Sweden appeared to link to an account owned by a “top politician.” A suspect, of course, has denied any involvement, but the court decided yesterday that his computers should be sent for examination.
It was a month ago that police in over a dozen countries across Europe carried out coordinated raids against “Warez Scene” top websites. In fact, the impact of the entire operation was quite considerable, because it harmed a number of the most important websites in the so-called European piracy “Scene”.
Of course, no-one ever expected such a case to be over in a short time, so after a month passed, it’s quite a natural fact that the investigation goes on. Meanwhile, even if nobody is surprised that data center operators and server admins were questioned because of this investigation, the fact that an investigation also involved the questioning of a “top politician” can make many very curious.
After the police traced an IP address to a physical location at the very first day of the raids, it led them to some property in Sweden, where an unnamed politician appeared to live. The police seized 7 computers, 4 hard drives, numerous USB drives and memory cards, and finally took the suspect for interrogation, where he told them he wasn’t a part of the file-sharing networks.
A week later the representative of the Prosecution Office from Stockholm confirmed that that man appeared to be a leading representative of his party, and no longer alleged. That was exactly what the “top politician” confirmed. However, he admitted that he didn’t know if the accusations against him could emerge again later.
It is still unclear how the politician came under suspicion – even if one doesn’t go into details, at least intent is required to become a suspect, which means that people should know what they’re doing. Anyway, despite the man was announced to be innocent by the prosecutors, it still seems that the authorities are not going to cancel the investigation related to his equipment. A few days ago a district court satisfied the request from the Stockholm Prosecution Office, handing out a decision that the politician’s computers should be forwarded to Belgium for further investigation.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
October 16th, 2010Posted by:
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
|his wife, girlfriend, or boyfriend probably turned him in because he was on the computer too much and they got jealous.||
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