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Law360, New York (September 23, 2016, 6:51 PM EDT) — A federal immigration appeals board ruled Friday that copyright infringement is the kind of “crime involving moral turpitude” that can lead to deportation.

The ruling, issued by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals, shot down an appeal from Raul Zaragoza-Vaquero, who was ordered removed from the U.S. by an immigration judge last year after he was convicted of criminal copyright infringement for selling pirated CDs.

The Immigration and Nationality Act makes crimes involving moral turpitude, or CMT, committed within five years of entry…

Source: Law360