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Man Indicted On Software Copyright Charge Arrested

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a former Baltimore man has been arrested in the U.S. after fleeing to Pakistan before he was indicted on a software copyright infringement charge.

Naveed Sheikh, 31, was arrested Tuesday at Dulles Airport. He faces a detention hearing on Friday in Virginia.

According to the indictment, which was returned Jan. 13, 2011, Sheikh infringed copyrights by reproducing and distributing more than 100 copyrighted commercial software programs. Prosecutors say he sold the programs through his website and had a post office box in Towson.

Among the software Sheikh allegedly distributed illegally were Quicken Premier Home and Business, Microsoft Money 2006 Small Business and Adobe After Effects Pro 7.0. Prosecutors say Sheikh received $265,000 for the programs.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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