Counterfeit Nintendo Games Seller Faces Jail Term
Posted by Orla Madden
Made a small fortune pirating software
Justin Success Brooks has been charged with selling counterfeit Nintendo games according to the Croydon Guardian.
The 41 year-old's middle name proved to be innacurate as he was caught in an investigation supervised by Nintendo and the UK Interactive Entertainment association (UKIE). The two groups purchased games from suspect online outlets which eventually led them to Brooks.
He's been accused with selling thousands of counterfeit Wii, DS and DSi Nintendo games from 2009 and 2011, and made himself an estimated £600,000 (over $962,000). He is also being charged with seven counts of fraud, including "two counts of fraudulent trading, two counts of supplying an article to use in fraud, two counts of unauthorized possession of goods bearing a trademark and one count of unauthorized use of a trademark."
Brooks has pleaded guilty to all charges, and currently awaits sentencing, which is to occur on November 9.