GTA Online cheat program creator ordered to pay $150k in damages

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Southern District of New York Judge Kevin Castel has ordered Perez to pay the statutory maximum of $150,000, plus attorney's fees, after Perez declined to answer the charges in court.

The cheat was sold online, available in different tiered packages. As reported by Torrent Freak, the parent company of Rockstar Games, Take-Two, ordered old mate to stop selling and distributing Elusive, which he did, but then disappeared completely.

Take-Two reportedly argued that these damages were warranted because the cheating activity resulted in severe losses estimated by the company to be around $500,000. At the time, Perez said he would be "donating our proceeds to a charity designated by Take-Two", though the judgement makes no mention of such an arrangement. "We apologize for any and all problems our software has caused to the Grand Theft Auto Online community".

Groom charged over alleged sexual assault of teenage waitress at own wedding
Aimers offered her $100 to continue and asked her to "kiss me like you mean it" after he pressed his penis against her trousers . He told the young girl, whose name or age has not been revealed, they could do "whatever" she wanted, the affidavit states.

This week, US District Court Judge Kevin Castel in NY federal court sided with the games company, writing in an order: 'Take-Two has been irreparably harmed by Mr. Perez's infringing conduct and will continue to be harmed unless enjoined'.

He also stated the program 'creates new features and elements in Grand Theft Auto which can be used to harm legitimate players, ' and discouraged players from purchases of Take-Two's virtual currency.

This is the highest amount anyone has ever had to pay in damages in a game cheating lawsuit. There's still a long way to go in order to purge GTA Online of illegitimate players, though.

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