Arrested at the inaugural Penny Arcade Expo East in Boston for allegedly attempting to steal early code for Atomic Game’s upcoming multiplayer shooter Breach, Justin D. May faces arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court.
May was arrested on Sunday, March 28, after representatives from developer Atomic Games caught him attempting to download the source code for the game Breach onto his laptop. According to reports, May received 14MB worth of data from the 2GB game before fleeing into the crowded PAX East show floor, only to be tracked down and apprehended by authorities.
May was arrested, facing charges of larceny over $US250 and buying, selling or receiving stolen trade secrets. He could face up to five years or a $US25,000 fine on the first charge and up to five years or a $US500 fine and imprisonment of up to two years on the second charge.
A warrant issued for May’s arrest after failing to appear at his original arraignment on March 30 was dropped on April 1, after he contacted authorities and arranged to have the arraignment moved to today.
Arraignment is a formal reading of charges against a defendant, after which the defendant is able to respond to said charges with a plea.