Is a Little Saigon website owner a master code breaker guilty of stealing access to valuable commercial satellite TV broadcasts?
That's the question in this week's Moxley Confidential.
Dish Network is suing Westminster's Tan Minh Nguyen in federal court in Orange County and seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
Nguyen, a 1978 boat refugee from communist Vietnam and an unemployed, single father of two young boys, claims he's innocent and the victim of a ruthless, giant corporation.
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So far, the company's lawyers have trampled over Nguyen, who is representing himself in the case and facing potential $482,000 in contempt of court penalties.
U.S. District Court Judge James V. Selna is also threatening to put Nguyen in jail next month for failing to appear at scheduled hearings and fully complying with Dish Network subpoenas.