Following police raids of the premises of GeekyKit.com, UK man Julian Allen has pleaded guilty to money laundering charges involving over £135,000, TorrentFreak reported.
Allen sold “fully-loaded Kodi boxes” over a 30-month period, stated the report.
The report noted that since a European Court of Justice ruled earlier this year that selling “fully-loaded” streaming boxes is illegal, people in a similar position to Allen have seen their cases take a turn for the worse.
In 2016, South Africa saw its first criminal prosecution against an Internet TV box seller – which concluded with a plea deal that saw the infringing company able to continue operating and the directors not receiving a criminal record.
For pleading guilty to contravening section 86 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, the company’s owner was handed a five-year suspended sentence.