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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Former Macy Residents Sentenced for Copyright Infringement

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced that Carroll Webster, III, age 21, and Kayla Parker, age 22, of Wanblee, South Dakota, were sentenced for their convictions of copyright infringement.  Senior United States District Court Judge Lyle E. Strom sentenced Webster and Parker to 5 years’ probation.  While on probation, Webster and Parker will each have to perform 150 hours of community service and they will each have to pay $500 in restitution.

Webster and Parker resided together on the Omaha Indian Reservation during 2012 and 2013.  From March of 2012 through May 6, 2013, Webster and Parker obtained pirated copies of copyrighted motion pictures which they reproduced and sold to persons on the Omaha Indian Reservation without the consent of the copyright holders.  The investigation revealed that Webster and Parker sold approximately 600 DVDs during this time period.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated February 4, 2015