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Lompoc Man Pleads Guilty to Pirating Adobe Software


Charged with federal copyright infringement related to selling pirated Adobe software, 52-year-old Lompoc resident Jeffrey Scott Patterson pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on 3/22. For about eight years, Patterson admitted in a plea deal, he sold phony Acrobat, Photoshop, and Creative Suite programs at half retail price from two websites. Authorities say records show he raked in more than $500,000. Patterson will be sentenced on June 27; he faces a maximum of 10 years in federal prison.

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