Re:"...............1.5 Billion cannot be considered petty crime..............."
Indeed, Khaptain. I do not in fact understand why the usual "authorities" have not, apparently, pursued the matter. It is obvious that Redmond would far rather that public law enforcement agencies showed some activity because that, to some degree, would get them off the hook. However, given the complete (apparently) lack of interest on the part of the federal law enforcement institutions it is clear that MS feel they have no choice but to go the civil route. That we are dealing here with large scale fraud which is AFAIK a criminal offence it is difficult to understand what the hell is going on here.