man charged with satellite signal theft Edwardsburg Township
- Kingston, ON April 19, 2005) - Charges have been filed against an Ontarioman after Kingston RCMP discovered several satellite systems set up in an , ON home which were being used to demonstrate signal piracy. Edwardsburg Township
Members of the Kingston RCMP Federal Enforcement Section executed a search warrant at the home
April 5, 2005and found two satellite systems located throughout the home. Legal “free to air” receivers had been modified to receive encrypted signals from USA Dishnetwork and other satellite systems. The search came after an investigation was conducted with the assistance of the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association and charges were laid April 7, 2005.
“The theft of satellite signals cost various industries an estimated $300 million last year. The RCMP is committed to continuing to investigate this type of illegal activity,” RCMP Sgt. Sandy Fraser said of the offences under the Radio Communications Act and the Criminal Code of Canada.
James Richard NOLAN, 66, of
, is charged with six counts of possession of illegal satellite equipment and two counts of theft of telecommunication. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance Edwardsburg Township, ON June 10, 2005in . Brockville, ON
Sgt. Sandy Fraser
Federal Enforcement Section,
(613) 384-7201 ext. 245