- Sep 19, 2008
Tax dollars? Well let's see do you own a house or business?Cheefa_Da_Reefa said:a sting? lol i wonder how much of our tax dollars went into catching this CRIMINAL i mean u know we let murders and rapist walk but not this guy for modding a 360! ftw!llafnwod said:It was a sting...Azmael Silverlance said:after installing mod chips in Xbox 360 consoles for undercover agents belonging to the Entertainment Software Association and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
So....he helped the government and then the government fucked him up? :O im confused....why is everybody ignoring the fact WHO he modded for!
than none of your tax dollars went to pay for it. Federal and local law enforcement is based on property taxes (that way they can have a police force representative of the population)
Secondly if I had to guess, from doing undercover work for 2 years, plus I'm in charge of getting our Crimes Against Property division to be up to date with copyright laws... I'm going to say this cost: 1-2 days pay for 1-2 detectives and court costs which a guilty defendant CAN (and often times is) forced to pay out of their pocket. Especially, if they plead guilty (most people would rather pay a fine than go to jail) that way it costs the government a minimum.
Despite popular belief not everything in the gov't costs an arm and a leg. Politicians just like to pretend it does so they don't accidentally go over budget and get accused of overspending in the next election.