A software pirate has been sentenced to nine years in prison and ordered to pay $11m (£7m) to software giants Microsoft and Symantec.
Lisa Chen, 52, pleaded no contest last Friday to failing to disclose the origin of a recording or product.
Chen was one of four people arrested in November 2001 on suspicion of being part of a ring that imported nearly $98m worth of counterfeit computer products and software from Taiwan.
When the pirate software ring was broken more than 100,000 items were seized, including knock-offs of Windows XP and Windows 2000.
A Microsoft investigator told the Associated Press that the counterfeit products seized in the investigation were of such a high quality they would have taken tremendous technical capability to manufacture.
Prosecutors said they believed Chen's sentence to be the longest prison term given to a first-time felon involving software piracy.
They said that Chen arranged wire transfers of money and the storage of computers and software when they arrived in the US.
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