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Nintendo Pirate Sells $12 Million In Counterfeit Wares, Headed For Jail Time

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Posted on October 19, 2012 AT 04:00pm

Nintendo’s personal battle with piracy just scored a sizable victory, as a British resident has pleaded guilty in court to selling $12 million worth of pirated Nintendo games. Naturally, he’s off to the slammer.

According to the Croydon Guardian, 41-year-old Justin Success Brooks of Foxley Lane, Purley sold counterfeit Nintendo software online between 2009 and 2011, making a mint in the process.

Brooks is faced with seven different charges of fraud, including the following listed here:

  • Two counts of fraudulent trading
  • Two counts of supplying an article to use in fraud
  • Two counts of unauthorised possession of goods bearing a trademark
  • One count of unauthorised use of a trademark

For all that work, it’s not certain how much jail time Brooks will be facing, but he’ll be sentenced at Croydon Crown Court on November 9th.

It’s also not the first Nintendo has played a part in apprehending a gaming pirate this year. A Japanese vendor was arrested just last May for selling majikon-type adapters that can emulate Nintendo DS games to SD cards.

Source: Croydon Guardian

McKinley Noble, Contributing Editor
McKinley Noble has been writing about video games for seven years as a blogger and journalist, with each job adding to his painstakingly alphabetized collection of retro gaming memorabilia. When not cracking jokes about the gaming industry, he's a talking encyclopedia when it comes to mixed martial arts and anything MMA related. Follow him on Twitter: @KenTheGreat1. Meet the rest of the crew.

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