Symantec and Microsoft Bring Down Pirate

Symantec Corp. announced on Wednesday that it was awarded more than $1 million in restitution from a Houston software counterfeiter.

A year-long investigation by the Houston Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation snagged Li Chen, proprietor of Microsource International in Houston. In November 2004, investigators found more than 5,100 units of counterfeit Symantec software at Microsource, along with documents showing that he had sold more than $9.9 million worth of bogus Symantec products between April 2002 and October 2004.

Chen plead guilty to counterfeiting both Symantec and Microsoft software. Microsoft (Quote, Chart) was awarded $95,000 in restitution. Symantec and Microsoft Bring Down Pirate

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 28th September 2005 11:48PM