YouTube content creator from New Jersey sentenced for cable piracy
A federal indictment says "Omi in a Hellcat" and his partner stole cable signals from major TV providers
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A South Jersey man and popular Youtube content creator has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for being a ring leader of a cable piracy scheme.
Bill Carrasquillo of Swedesboro was convicted on federal charges of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, tax evasion and fraud.
He was known on YouTube as “Omi in a Hellcat,” with millions of views showing off his lavish lifestyle.
The federal indictment says Carrasquillo and his partner stole cable signals from major TV providers and sold them for $15 a month to their own subscribers.
On top of jail time, Carrasquillo also has to forfeit more than $30 million in assets, including cash and luxury cars.
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