BPI Welcomes Lengthy Prison Term For Britain's Biggest Bootlegger
The UK Recorded Music Industry's trade association The BPI (British Phonographic Industry) welcomed the three-and-a-half year jail sentence handed down to Mark Purseglove, one of Britain's most notorious music pirates.
Purseglove, 33, was today jailed and ordered to forfeit all of his assets after being sentenced to three and a half years imprisonment on charges of Conspiracy to Defraud the UK recorded music industry. The confiscation order, amounting to £1.8 million, is a British record for music piracy.
Estimated by the BPI to be one of the biggest bootleggers in world, Purseglove had amassed a £6.6 million fortune in 11 years of music piracy. He has now lost all of his assets including two homes in Chelsea, a home in Brighton and his Aston Martin sports car.
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