Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/25/dudly_man_jailed/

Heavyweight games pirate jailed for three years

Spent ill-gotten gains on belly reduction op

By James Sherwood

Posted in Games, 25th November 2008 06:02 GMT

A UK man who had plastic surgery after growing fat through his pirate film, music and videogame empire, has been jailed for three years.

Steven Raymond Adams, 38, of Loweswater Drive, Lower Gornal, Dudley pleaded guilty to over 40 offences related to the 1994 Trademarks Act.

Adams sold much of the illegally copied content at computer fairs and over the internet. He was originally arrested at Wolverhampton racecourse selling the pirate titles from a stall called Midland Console Modifications.

Adams raked in so much cash from his sales, which ran between February 2004 and January 2008, that the 22 stone behemoth treated himself to a £6000 ($9000/€7000) bulging-belly reduction operation.

His partner also had a £4000 boob job and the pair were even featured in an article by The Sun.