5 men convicted for Jetflicks, illegal streamer with more content than Netflix, Hulu and Amazon combined

Five men were convicted this week by a federal jury in Las Vegas for running a large illegal streaming service called Jetflicks, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Kristopher Dallmann, Douglas Courson, Felipe Garcia, Jared Jaurequi and Peter Huber began operating the subscription service as early as 2007, the Justice Department said in a statement Thursday. They would find illegal copies of content online which they would then upload to Jetflicks servers, the statement said.

The men made millions of dollars by distributing this content to tens of thousands of paying subscribers, according to the Justice Department.

“The group reproduced hundreds of thousands of copyrighted television episodes without authorization, constituting a catalog larger than the combined catalogs of Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, and Amazon Prime,” the Justice Department said .

All five men were convicted of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. Dallmann was also convicted of three misdemeanor counts of copyright infringement and two counts of money laundering by concealment, according to the DOJ.

If convicted, Dallmann faces a maximum sentence of 48 years in prison. Courson, Garcia, Jaurequi and Huber face up to five years in prison. No date has yet been set for their sentencing. It is unclear whether the men have legal representation at this time.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, with assistance from the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office.

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