Feeds

Crooked Microsoft worker jailed for 21 months

Go straight to Jail. Pay MS $4m

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

A former Microsoft worker was yesterday jailed 21 months for mail fraud offences involving the sale of stolen software.

Wilson Delancy, 36, of Maple Valley in Washington, was also ordered to pay $4 million in compensation to Microsoft. He was convicted of acting as a middleman in the sale of stolen SQL Server packages obtained from another Microsoft employee, Kori Robin Brown.

Delancy set up fake charities to which Brown dispatched software exploiting loopholes in the software giant's ordering regime.

Brown, a former administrative assistant in the company's Xbox group, was jailed for 17 months last November for her involvement in the scam.

Illicit goods were dispatched by mail so both Brown and Delancy were charged and ultimately convicted of mail fraud, a serious US Federal crime.

The duo's scam was uncovered as part of a wider probe of theft of Microsoft software at its Redmond headquarters carried out last year.

Microsoft has hired investigators and revamped its internal ordering system to prevent future scams. ®

Related Stories

Ex-MS worker jailed for black market racket
MS staffer pleads guilty to $6m software racket
MS worker 'ran' $17m software racket
MS staffer accused of $9m software for Ferraris scam
One Click Fraud: more MS scammers likely

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.