A YouTuber with over 800,000 subscribers who constantly boasted about his luxurious life will lose everything for engaging in piracy.
This is Bill Omar Carrasquillo, famous in YouTube for example, “Omi in Hellcat”.
Man pleads guilty to running a business Pirate IPTV. That is, one that offers content from other subscription companies.
Fall of a tycoon
“Omi in Hellcat” will lose over $30 million in assets, including $6 million in cash, luxury cars from brands such as Lamborghini, Porsche, Bentley And McLarenas well as more than a dozen properties he has amassed in Philadelphia, according to The Inquirer.
Bill Omar Carrasquillo will also spend five and a half years in prison. His grief was affected by his social media presence. “You have a huge following and there are people who might think they can get away with it,” Judge Harvey Bartle III commented.
The 36-year-old has apologized to his family, employees and cable companies.
Carrasquillo charged subscription fees that started at $15 per month to offer pirated content that, in addition to live channels, included movies and series.
Launched in 2016, the company went by various names such as Gear TV And Gears reloadedwho managed to gain 100 thousand subscribers in 2019, when the intervention was carried out.
At the time, he was earning over $34 million.
“I didn’t really know how significant this crime was until the cops got me. FBI in my house,” he said.
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