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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Brits Arrest Allofmp3 Bagman

British police have arrested a 25-year-old man in east London in connection with an online voucher scheme used by Russian music download web site Allofmp3.com, the London Metropolitan Police said in a statement Monday.

The man, who is being questioned as part of a wide-scale investigation into online piracy, has not been identified and was arrested earlier this month under fraud legislation recently passed by the British parliament.

He is accused of advertising and selling Allofmp3.com vouchers through the Allofmp3vouchers.co.uk web site and auction sites such as eBay.

Vouchers costing ?10 ($19.70) contained access codes allowing buyers to download tracks from Allofmp3.com.

The Allofmp3vouchers.co.uk web site was blocked following the nighttime raid and arrest, during which the police seized a computer and paperwork for further investigation.

"Allofmp3.com is illegal in Russia, the United States, Britain and everywhere else in the world," John Kennedy, chairman and chief executive of IFPI, said in a statement. "The [arrest] is the latest to highlight Allofmp3.com's long and undistinguished history of stealing music from artists, composers and record producers and selling it at a profit."