RCMP charge Toronto business with selling illegal satellite subscriptions

(TORONTO - January 20, 2006) - Following a lengthy investigation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Greater Toronto Area Federal Enforcement Section has charged a Toronto-area business and three of its employees with selling illegal satellite subscriptions under the Radiocommunication Act.

Charged under Section 10(1)(b) of the Radiocommunication Act are:

T-One Corporation, Dolomite Drive, Toronto
Andrei BRJOZOVSKI, 50, Brooke Avenue, North York, ON
Alla YAGELSKY, 60, Summeridge Drive, Thornhill, ON
Tatiana SHULMAN, 43, Royal Appian Crescent, Vaughan, ON

Police allege the accused unlawfully took part in the sale of satellite equipment and subscriptions to members of the public. The subscriptions sold are unlawfully decoded satellite signals from Dish Network, an American satellite company. Customers purchased the illegal system for $290 in addition to a subscription fee of approximately $55 per month. In November 2005, the RCMP executed a search warrant at the offices of T-One Corporation, seizing approximately 37 Dish Network Receivers and more than 300 Dish network and Bell ExpressVu smart cards.

The Radiocommunication Act is legislation which governs the rules and regulations regarding Radiocommunication in Canada. This includes the broadcasting of satellite signals. It is an offence to manufacture, import, distribute, lease, offer for sale, sell, install, modify, operate or possess any equipment or device, or any component illegally in contravention of the Act.

The investigation is continuing.

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For more information, contact:
Constable Judy Laurence
RCMP GTA Federal Enforcement Section
(905) 876-9674