Tea Party leader arrested on piracy charges
South Carolina man is accused of selling pirated versions of Microsoft Office, Windows, Photoshop, and Rosetta Stone.
A leader of a South Carolina Tea Party group has been arrested for allegedly selling pirated software.
Anthony Trinca, 61, is accused of selling versions of Microsoft Office, Windows, Adobe Photoshop, and Rosetta Stone language programs that were counterfeit, news site TG Daily reported today, one of several outlets to write about it. Trinca, president of the Grand Strand Tea Party, was arrested on Tuesday after someone to whom he allegedly sold software resold some of it and refused to give a refund when a buyer insisted it was pirated, according to the police report.
He and his 23-year-old son, Michael, were both charged with unauthorized use or trafficking in counterfeit trademarks and were released on $5,000 bond, a jail representative said.
Updated July 28 at 10:25 a.m. PT to correct bond amount and include arrest report.