Surveillance teams poured hours into following suspects named “Little Mike” or "Big Mike,” also known as “DJ Big Mike,” trailing them for miles. Local police executed search warrants on three homes in Danbury, Bethel and Newtown, in addition to conducting numerous interviews with suspected accomplices.
This was some of what went into a lengthy investigation that began two years ago and culminated last week with the arrest of two brothers, Michael Willcox, 33, of Danbury and Stephen Sabato, 21, of Sandy Hook, on music piracy charges.
More arrests are expected, according to officials and an affidavit, which was filed in state Superior Court in Danbury and made available Monday.The two brothers and their representatives could not be reached for comment Monday.The arrest affidavit details a lengthy surveillance of Michael Willcox, also known as "Big Mike" or "DJ Big Mike" and his half brother Stephen Sabato, and their respective homes on Stetson Place in Danbury and Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook.
The investigation began with the Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group that sent its own team of investigators to conduct a surveillance of a suspected "burner lab" at 27 Stetson Place in Danbury where pirated CDs were alleged being made and distributed, according to the affidavit.