Incident for Casey Silver 2021-09-16

First Name Casey
Other Name
Last Name Silver
Alias
DOB Unknown
Age 36
Gender male
Location US
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Information Starting in or about 2011, Calabria, Keegan, and Silver helped to operate Constructure’s business in part by installing unlicensed versions of software from Victim Software Companies by using cracking programs or key generators, which allowed Constructure to activate copies of the software without paying for a license and obtaining a key. Constructure employees, often at the express direction of Calabria or Keegan, used cracking programs or key generators to install software from multiple Victim Software Companies. Constructure employees, including Keegan, obtained license keys and cracking programs from the Internet. They also tested those programs on a computer server located in the basement of Constructure’s office in Melville and on a file-sharing site controlled by Constructure, so that the programs could be used remotely by Constructure employees. By installing working, but unlicensed, versions of software, Constructure was able to bill a customer for the software, under the pretense that Constructure purchased a copy on behalf of the customer, while not actually paying for it. Constructure employees did not inform Constructure’s clients or the Victim Software Companies that Constructure employees used “cracks” to install those programs. From approximately 2011 to approximately 2018, Constructure employees installed cracked software programs for multiple clients, including clients located in Hicksville, New York; Mineola, New York; Manhattan, New York; and Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Pending Outcome Yes
Damages Costs Unknown
Date Of Crime Unknown
Crime(s) Copyright
Motovation(s) profit
Charge(s) Criminal copyright infringement
Authorities FBI HSI
Authorities Statement view
Prosecutors David K. Kessler
Plea Yes
Plea Date 2021-09-16
Plea Info guilty

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