Posted on January 6, 2023 at 2:10 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Filippo Bernardini, the man charged in a years-long series of book manuscript thefts (or attempted thefts), has pleaded guilty in the case.
Reuters reports that the Italian citizen could be sentenced to 1.25 to 1.75 years in prison on the wire fraud charge; sentencing is scheduled for April 5.
For over five years, someone pretended to be a publishing-industry professional in order to gain access to manuscripts, targeting over a thousand unpublished books from newer to big-name authors alike.
Bernardini is a former Simon & Schuster rights coordinator, but the publisher was not accused of any wrongdoing.
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