Quoted from o-din:
In this case, justice will never be served. Putting him in jail will never get people their money back.
But there is a chance some learned a valuable, although costly lesson and will finally be able to get on with their lives. Then there are those that will let it eat away at them forever.
I would argue that prison time is, in fact, justice for the victims.
I'm a late comer to this saga, and I only know what I've read here and in Google searches.
I'm not questioning the guy's guilt, but the question I have is this...
...at what point in the accepting money phase did this become fraud?
It's not clear to me if he
1) ignorantly assumed he was ok on the IP at the start and was taking money in good faith, later realizing he had a problem and forged ahead anyway, still taking money.
2) The above, but no new money taken when he realized there was a problem on IP usage
3) had a suspicion from the start he should not have been using the IP but tried it anyway and took money regardless
Ignoring completely any stuff about returning money or figuring out how it was spent...I'm wondering what the story is on the above.