A Dutch national was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on aggravated identity theft and federal hacking charges related to the 2010 theft of three Hollywood movies, the Department of Justice said.
Joey Vogelaar, 28, who lives in Delft, the Netherlands, is accused of stealing pre-release digital copies of “How Do You Know,” a Sony Pictures Entertainment film; “Rango,” a Paramount movie; and “Megamind,” a Dreamworks production. The latter was in theaters at the time of the alleged theft.
Vogelaar is accused of using someone else’s username and password to access the films via a computer at a company involved in the production process.
The hacking charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison. There is a mandatory two-year sentence for the aggravated identity theft charge, which would run consecutive to any other sentences involved in the case, the Department of Justice said.
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