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More charged for roles in three separate Android app piracy groups

Indictments unsealed on Monday charge additional members of separate Android app piracy groups, according to a Monday FBI release.

Joshua Taylor and Scott Walton, of SnappzMarket Group, were arrested on Monday and, along with Gary Sharp, were charged with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and two counts of criminal copyright infringement.

James Blocker, of Appbucket Group, was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement.

Sharp, Aaron Buckley and David Lee, of Applanet Group, were charged with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. Additionally, Lee was charged with aiding and abetting criminal copyright infringement and Buckley with criminal copyright infringement.

The total retail value of apps distributed by the SnappzMarket Group is more than $1.7 million, more than $700,000 in the Appbucket Group case, and more than $17 million in the Applanet Group case.

Other co-conspirators pleaded guilty earlier this year.

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