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Paul Hansmeier

Paul Hansmeier agreed to plead guilty to two charges related to wire fraud and money laundering on Friday, according to federal court documents that outlined the troubled Minnesota lawyer’s involvement in a scheme that made more than $3 million by uploading copyrighted porn videos to the internet and then suing individuals who downloaded them.

John Steele, another member of the Prenda Law copyright campaign, pleaded guilty in March 2017 to seven counts of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The pair were both indicted in December 2016.

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