Major MS pirate pleads guilty

He had a $2m business going

A US man has coughed to being the main man in a $2 million worldwide network that counterfeited Microsoft Office.

Mario Stacchini, 31, has pleaded guilty in state court to attempted trademark counterfeiting, reports AP. He faces a maximum seven years in chokey for the offence.

Stacchini's pals in Ohio, California, Pennsylvania and Illinois shipped him the goods which he then distributed to Britain and other countries said prosecutors.

Sentencing is on 31 January. ®

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