UK Man Faces Jail Time for Selling ‘Counterfeit Nintendo Games’

41-year-old Justin Success Brooks of the United Kingdom found out the hard way that it's not a good idea to mess with the folks at Nintendo. He has been charged with the "fraudulent sale of counterfeit Nintendo games," according to a report in the Croydon Guardian. Brooks was caught red-handed in an investigation conducted by Nintendo and the UK Interactive Entertainment association. The two groups purchased games from suspect outlets, which eventually led them to Brooks.

Brooks trafficked in illegal Nintendo goods from 2009 and 2011, and made an estimated £600,000 (over $962,000) selling counterfeit Wii, DS and DSi games. Brooks has been 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."

He ultimately pled guilty to all counts and awaits sentencing on November 9.

Source: Joystiq


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