Extended Sentence for Console Chipper

An Essex man, David Hoang of Ilford, has been prosecuted for handling stolen goods and also received an extended sentence for being in possession of modified games console chips. ELSPA investigators were called to give evidence at the trial following Hoang’s not guilty plea to the chipping offences. ELSPA input helped to successfully convict Hoang of possessing the chips, he received and additional month on his sentence, taking the total to 18 months.

Director General of the ELSPA stated “We’re pleased we could assist in this case,” adding “The modification of games consoles, more commonly known as ‘chipping’, is a criminal offence and so is the possession of modified chips. The successful resolution of this case highlights the very real threat of prosecution and a criminal record to anyone tempted to become involved.”
An Essex man, David Hoang of Ilford, has been prosecuted for handling stolen goods and also received an extended sentence for being in possession of modified games console chips. ELSPA investigators were called to give evidence at the trial following Hoang’s not guilty plea to the chipping offences. ELSPA input helped to successfully convict Hoang of possessing the chips, he received and additional month on his sentence, taking the total to 18 months.

Director General of the ELSPA stated “We’re pleased we could assist in this case,” adding “The modification of games consoles, more commonly known as ‘chipping’, is a criminal offence and so is the possession of modified chips. The successful resolution of this case highlights the very real threat of prosecution and a criminal record to anyone tempted to become involved.”

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