Man sentenced for selling illegal cable boxes

Posted: Friday, April 21, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was sentenced Thursday for selling illegal cable boxes, federal prosecutors said.

Former GCI Cable employee Casey L. Williamson will serve 60 days of home detention and will be on probation for three years for one felony count of selling illegal cable TV equipment. He was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution to his former employer.

Williamson, a former warehouseman for GCI Cable, had stolen the boxes from the company warehouse. He was fired when the thefts were discovered.

Williamson and Matthew Grimes were indicted last October on felony charges of distributing illegal cable television boxes that had been modified to receive all programming offered over the GCI cable system.

The maximum penalty for selling illegal cable boxes is two years in prison.

Grimes pleaded guilty in December.

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