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EPIX cable boss in $8m theft charge

Emil Rensing, chief digital officer at EPIX, has been charged with wire fraud over an alleged $8 million theft from the premium TV channel.

Cable TV broadcast network EPIX, owned by Paramount, MGM and Lions Gate, shows movies, original documentaries and music and comedy specials. New York-based, it offers 4 channels which are available to cable operators as well as viewers to Dish Network on DTH.

Rensing is alleged to have set up ‘phantom’ supplier companies to provide services that were never performed.  The FBI charge alleges that the frauds were carried out between October 2010 and August 2015.  A secondary charge alleges that Rensing hid behind false and stolen identities.

EPIX, in a statement, said that Rensing was fired in August last year.

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