Judge postponse sentencing in copyright case

Published 2:52 pm Thursday, February 3, 2011

A federal judge has postponed the sentencing of a Bay St. Louis man convicted of copyright infringement for reproducing and selling copies of the “Family Guy” television series.

Neil John Brimelow pleaded guilty Nov. 8 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. Brimelow was scheduled for sentencing Feb. 7. His attorney filed a motion Monday asking to postpone the sentencing for a month. The judge ruled Tuesday to move the sentencing to March 7.

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted Brimelow in April.

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The case was transferred from the federal court in California to Mississippi since Brimelow was living near Gulfport.