Two lawyers who participated in an infamous scheme of copyright trolling have been indicted on federal fraud, perjury and money laundering charges.

John Steele of Florida and Paul Hansmeier of Minnesota are accused of orchestrating “an elaborate scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in copyright lawsuit settlements by deceiving state and federal courts throughout the country,” according to an indictment made public Friday.

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