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May 14, 2010

RENO JEAN DARET, IV, age 28, of Thibodaux, Louisiana, was charged in a one count bill of information with violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

According to the bill of information, between on or about October 26, 2009 and December 14, 2009, for purposes of commercial advantage and private financial gain, DARET knowingly circumvented technological measures that control access to copyrighted works.

DARET faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five (5) years, a fine of $500,000.00 and three (3) years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

U. S. Attorney Letten reiterated that the bill of information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney G. Dall Kammer.

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