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Prison sentence for Pirate Bay founder

Updated torsdag 20 juni 2013 kl 16.53
Published torsdag 20 juni 2013 kl 11.44
Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg. Photo: Fredrik Persson/Scanpix

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, a co-founder of the Pirate Bay file-sharing site, was convicted Thursday of computer hacking, fraud and attempted fraud.

He was sentenced to two years in prison for hacking into state computer networks, including the tax authority’s database, as well as illegally transferring money from the Nordea bank system.

A co-accused man was handed a probationary sentence for hacking.

Swartholm Warg was arrested in Cambodia last year, and handed over to Sweden in September.

During the trial, which prosecutors say involved one of the biggest computer hacks in Swedish history, Svartholm Warg maintained that he was innocent regarding the more serious offences and said his computer had been remotely run by others.

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