Croydon Man Gets 32 Months for Selling Counterfeit Nintendo Games

November 12, 2012 -

Over the last two years, 41-year-old father-of-one Justin Success-Brooks (pictured) had been selling counterfeit DS and DSi games through his 18 homemade websites netting himself a cool £600,000.  The estimated retail value of the thousands of games he sold is around £12 million.

Last Friday, he was sentenced to 32 months in jail.

It's not like he didn't see this coming.  He received cease-and-desist letters from Nintendo and the UK Border Agency but ignored them and instead launched new websites under different names after police seized his stock.

"Between early 2009 and June 2011 you carried out a complex and sophisticated operation involving the use of trademarks and the sale of counterfeit games," said recorder Mark West. "You knew what you were doing was illegal and used various names and various addresses."

Success-Brooks pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud and is expected to serve half of his sentence.

Source: Guardian via GoNintendo

-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


 
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