co-founder Peter Sunde
was recently arrested in Sweden after spending two years on the run following the 2012 eight-month jail sentence for breaching copyright laws.
According to the Swedish police spokesperson, Sunde was arrested after a farm raid in southern Sweden and is now being held in a solitary confinement. He is facing up to six years behind bars.
The 35-year-old hacker is one of the four co-founders of the popular website. When it comes to the remaining three guys, Gottfrid Svartholm
and Carl Lundstrom
have previously completed their prison sentences while the fourth defendant, Fredrik Neij
, is still on the run, residing as a fugitive at an undisclosed location in Asia.
As Hollywood Reporter
notes, Sunde's lawyer Peter Althin
has stated that his client will now likely serve his eight-month sentence.
Although he was technically a fugitive, Sunde has very much remained in the public eye these years, recently running for the European Parliament as a candidate of the Finnish Pirate Party during the recent European elections. Despite being the most successful of the Pirate Party candidates, Peter didn't receive enough votes to win a seat in Brussels.