YouTube star sentenced to 5 1/2 years, ordered to forfeit $30M in large-scale cable piracy case

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — A YouTube star who built a sizable following with slickly produced videos flaunting his fleet of luxury and sports cars, collection of diamond-encrusted bling, and his spacious Swedesboro, New Jersey, home will be forced to give up nearly all of it after he was sentenced Tuesday to 5 1/2 years in prison for the illegal business that allowed him to amass those trappings of success. Bill Omar Carrasquillo — better known to his more than 800,000 online followers as “Omi in a Hellcat” — pleaded guilty last year to running one of the most brazen and successful cable TV piracy schemes…

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