The Feds Bust the Largest Illegal Streaming Services Operation in Nevada -Netflix, Hulu and Amazon
Updated: Dec 18, 2019
December 17, 2019
The FBI has shut down two companies iStreamItAll and Jetflicks in Las Vegas, who streamed over 118,000 TV episodes and close to 11,000 movies - illegally. That’s more content than Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. That's bad news for the thousands of paid subscribers to each platform.
The two suspects involved are, Darryl Julius Polo, 36, for iStreamItAll, and computer programmer, Luis Angel Villarino, 40, for Jetflicks. According to the Department of Justice, both Polo and Villarino admitted guilt on Friday (Dec. 13) to conspiracy to commit copyright infringement for streaming copyrighted movies and TV shows that they did not have permission to use. Polo pled guilty to a plethora of other copyright charges, including one count of money laundering.
As part of Polo’s plea agreement, he also admitted to earning over $1 million while running several other piracy services, including a site called SmackDownOnYou and working as a programmer for Jetflicks.
Here is what you see if you visit the defunct iStreamItAll.com
The DOJ has described the operation as the largest illegal streaming services bust to date. Both men are scheduled for sentencing in March before a federal judge.