Advertisement

Student Avoids US Extradition

A student from Derbyshire has paid US authorities £20,000 to avoid being extradtied to the US accused of illegally setting up a film sharing website.

View all 9 updates ›

Derbyshire student pays US authorities £20k to avoid extradition

Richard O'Dwyer will pay £20,000 to US authorities Credit: PA

A student who ran a website where users could stream pirated films has "avoided a conviction" after paying £20,000 to US authorities, his lawyer has said.

Richard O'Dwyer, from Chesterfield, ran the TVShack website hosting links to pirated films and TV programmes.

But after a court hearing in New York, the 24-year-old avoided extradition and conviction by signing a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

As a result he paid £20,000 to the authorities, representing the profits he made from TVShack between December 2007 and November 2009.

For more on this story see the ITV National News site.

More top news