Wednesday , May 25 2022

Piracy Kills!

Convicted federal Internet movie pirate found dead in his cell in Los Angeles.

Russell William Sprague, 52, was the Chicago man who pleaded guilty in April to one count of copyright infringement for duplicating 134 screener movies originally sent to members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to solicit their votes for last year’s Oscars. Actor Carmine Caridi, 70, was expelled by the Academy for passing the screeners on to Sprague but not charged with any crime.

The U. S. Marshals Service said Sprague may have died of a heart attack, but we know it was really death by PIRACY.

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About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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