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Gears IPTV Owner “Omi in a Hellcat” Sentenced to 5+ Years

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Gears IPTV Owner and Operator Bill Omar Carrasquillo, also known as “Omi in a Hellcat”, received a prison sentence of 5 and a half years for his illegal operation.

As first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carrasquillo must also forfeit more than $30 million in assets including almost $6 million in cash.

Back in 2019, “Omi” was raided by the FBI which seized numerous vehicles and more in a sting operation at his home.

He posted a video to his YouTube channel of the raid and later plead guilty to tax fraud and criminal copyright infringement.

Gears TV and Gears Reloaded which Omi owned and operated for many years were some of the most popular IPTV Providers available.

These services illegally captured and redistributed content from providers such as Comcast, Spectrum DirecTV, and more.

He sold hundreds of thousands of subscriptions to these services and made millions in revenue which he shared on his social media outlets.

Omi was well known for his YouTube channel which currently has over 800,000 subscribers.

US District Judge Harvey Bartle III announced Carrasquillo’s punishment in a Philadelphia Federal Court and noted his online presence.

Thirty million dollars is a lot of money [but] tangible objects aren’t everything…

You have a large following and there may be people who think if you can get away with it, they can too.

Last year, Omi was sued by Nustar Enterprises for trademark infringement of his “Gears Reloaded” branding which he was using to sell merchandise including shirts, shoes, hats, and more.

Omi in a Hellcat Sued for Trademark Infringement

Fast forward to this year and Carrasquillo has bigger problems on his hands which he expressed remorse for during the sentencing hearing:

I really didn’t know the significance of this crime until I was picked up [by the FBI] at my home… I feel like I let everybody down.

Even with his guilty plea, however, prosecutors did not hold back in noting some of the illicit operations Omi was in charge of.

This was illegal the entire time… The message to the general public and Mr. Carrasquillo’s many, many fans is that this was a serious offense that should yield significant punishment.

In total, Carrasquillo will pay nearly $11 million in restitution to the cable companies along with $5.7 million to the IRS for evading taxes.

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25 thoughts on “Gears IPTV Owner “Omi in a Hellcat” Sentenced to 5+ Years”

  1. Kinda like Biden closing down our own oil supply, five million new illegals in our country since he was illegaly elected and the only insurrection has taken over our government!

  2. He was the worst kind of operator. I remember all the “it just works” crap they used to spew, and when it didn’t work their solution to customer service was to call you names, tell you you’re stupid, berate you, etc… And constantly wringing you for more money.. Honestly, I’m glad he’s gone

  3. We have domestic terrorists burning down buildings, throwing Molotov cocktails and fireworks at cops, looting our stores…but why go after them when there’s a dangerous cable tv thief running amuck in society? That man must be captured!!

    1. Exactly! The cable and satellite companies have been robbing people for decades. Just because they do it “legally” doesn’t mean it’s ethical.

  4. You mean the one Pelosi/Schumer setup with the truth via videos being released?
    Insurrection? Democrat made up lies, like the Russian hoax….. Stop drinking the cool-aid.

    1. Yes, insurrection, you know the thing trump initiated, endorsed, and rallied for on jan 6th where inept repub citizens bought into the trump lies of a stolen vote ( of which zero was proven of that) and desecrated the Capitol building.

    2. As soon as you learn how to spell Kool-Aid, genius. Nothing more entertaining than watching somebody try to insult others and mispell it.

    1. He got caught… For being GREEDY! This dumb@$$ now says he did not know the significance of this crime. This Cat knew exactly what he was doing. Stealing cable from other cable companies. Dumb criminals are just that …Dumb Criminals and Greedy. Everybody has seen his YouTube videos. Now he claims he didn’t know the significance of the crime. Gimme a Break.

          1. Essentially he is saying that if you are rich and part of corporation America. Laws dont apply to you. In fact, you are actually patted on the back for getting away with it. He’s not wrong. I laugh whenever I read about “tax evasion”. How much does Amazon and Jeff pay??????????

        1. The double standard is real…rich white people with years of practice thwarting the legal system will win hands down over poor, dumb poc who, when benefitting from ill gotten gains, haven’t the knowledge or resources to successfully dodge the authorities. .

        2. Stop with the political stuff. quit being a dumb person that is mad at the world. You are ruining your life by worrying about things you don’t know anything about.

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  6. They say that “if you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes”. Attracting as much attention to himself as Omi in a Hellcat did was the beginning of his downfall!

    1. You are right on. Omar was a shameless self promoter who loved the attention and the limelight. He would have been a lot smarter if he had taken a low profile. That said, a lot of other IPTV services took note of what happened and are much more discrete.

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