Trio accused of £40m Virgin TV fraud

Three men have been charged with defrauding TV giant Virgin Media of up to £40 million (€47.6m). The trio have been accused of importing 44,000 digital receivers which could be made to pick up channels without paying a fee to Virgin.

The Crown Prosecution Service said the boxes would be sent electronic messages which would enable them to get the channels.

The accused appeared at Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court charged with conspiring to defraud Virgin Media of TV subscription services between February 1st, 2010, and February 3rd this year.

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