Incident for Hew Griffiths 2003-01-01

First Name Hew
Other Name Raymond
Last Name Griffiths
DOB Unknown
Age 44
Gender male
Location AU
Wiki Hew_Raymond_Griffiths
Information He had pirated software produced by American companies. In 2003, the US Department of Justice charged Griffiths with violating the copyright laws of the US, and requested his extradition from Australia. Senator Ellison signed a notice for Griffiths arrest and Australian Federal Police arrested him at his home. Griffiths fought the prospect of extradition through the courts for three years, in which time he was denied bail and detained in prison. He indicated that he would be willing to plead guilty to a breach of Australian copyright law, which meant he could serve time in Australia. Last year, Griffiths ran out of avenues for appeal in Australia. His fate lay in the hands of Senator Ellison, who had the power to refuse Griffiths extradition. But in December, Senator Ellison issued a warrant for extradition — a decision welcomed by the US Government. Griffiths extradition in February is believed to be the first out of Australia for a breach of intellectual property law.
Pending Outcome No
Damages Costs 0
Date Of Crime Unknown
Occupation IT
Collective DrinkOrDie
Crime(s) Piracy
Sector(s) Private equity
Authorities FBI
Authorities Statement view
Authority Operations Buccaneer
Lawyers William J. Hughes Jr
Prosecutors PAUL B. RADVANY
Judges Joseph A. DiClerico
Custody Yes
Custody Start 2004-07-08
Custody End 2008-01-03
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Extradited Yes
Extradited Trial
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Extradited Date 2007-02-01
Extradited From AU
Extradited To US
Plea Yes
Plea Date 2007-05-01
Plea Info guilty
Sentenced Yes
Sentenced Date 2007-06-22
Sentenced Information 51 months
Sentenced Jail Yes
Sentenced Months 51



Bailed No
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Bail Refused No
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Bail Skipped No
Free Release No
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