A co-leader of “DrinkorDie,” an international piracy ring that distributes software, games and movies over the Internet, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of conspiring to commit copyright infringement, U.S. officials said.

John Sankus, 28, of Philadelphia, admitted his guilt in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, as part of a plea deal with prosecutors, they said. He will be sentenced on May 17, and could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.