UPDATE: Here’s the indictment…

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Remember when Fox’s Wolverine was leaked onto the Internet and there were all those wild rumors that this was an inside job? (One even blamed Rupert Murdoch!) Now the FBI has arrested a New York man indicted for illegally distributing pirated copies of the movie. The FBI said in a statement today that 47-year-old Gilberto Sanchez was arrested at his Bronx home early this morning after he was indicted December 10th by a Los Angeles federal grand jury for violation of federal copyright law. He’s expected to be arraigned today. The indictment, unsealed after Wednesday’s arrest, accuses Sanchez of uploading the copyrighted X-Men Origins: Wolverine to an Internet site last spring. He faces a possible three years in prison and $250,000 fine, or twice the gross gain or gross loss attributable to the offense. Here is Fox’s statement: “We are supportive of the FBI’s actions and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement to identify and prosecute any individuals who steal our movies.”