LaLiga has appeared as a private accusation in the process against the plot that sold manipulated decoders through the Internet, to fraudulently access paid audiovisual content, which was dismantled in a joint action by the National Police and the Tax agency.

As confirmed LaLiga a EFEhis character has been admitted in the case for an “illicit business” that in five years had reported 1.2 million euros to the network.

The National Police announced yesterday the dismantling in Madrid of the network, after the agents arrested six people, intervened 24,320 decoders from China and disconnect the service to another 12,000 customers who already had one.

The organization offered decoders through different web platforms and had an Internet forum, to which customers had access, in which they explained how to configure the devices and from which they offered technical support.

The investigation began in September 2019 when two audiovisual content production companies –Mediaproduccion SLU Y Alliance For Creativity And Entertainment– They denounced that they were violating the intellectual property rights that they owned.

The agents verified the existence of a criminal organization, made up of citizens of Chinese origin, dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of decoders, which had software installed that allowed access to different free or paid audiovisual platforms.

They obtained the signal from numerous platforms and television channels, redirected them to their own server structure – hosted in at least four European countries – and subsequently illegally distributed it to their subscribers.

The nerve center of the organization was in a warehouse located in an industrial building in Madridwhere they were received and from where they were distributed in trucks that distributed them to individuals or in large volumes to other European countries -mainly France, Germany and Portugal– where in turn they were sold by third parties.

As the investigation progressed, the agents identified the servers where the illegally offered content was stored, or the keys/passwords that allowed access to it. Some of them turned out to be located in Germany, France, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The organization had an Internet forum, to which customers had access, in which the programs that allowed access to content were provided. Likewise, they provided technical support on the management of the equipment and explained the steps to follow to access pre-installed hidden menus that allowed illegal activity.

The analysis of bank accounts has revealed income derived from illicit activity of 1.2 million euros between 2017 and 2021, 800,000 of them in the last two years.

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