Counterfeit Nintendo games seller pleads guilty to charges

A man responsible for selling counterfeit Wii and Nintendo DS software is facing a jail sentence, the Croydon Guardian reports.

Justin Success Brooks, 41, stands accused of denying Nintendo approximately $12 million (£7.46 million), selling unlicensed games online between 2009 to 2011.

He pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud when he appeared at Croydon Crown Court last Friday, and is estimated to have made £600,000 from sales.

These charges include 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 and one count of unauthorised use of a trademark.

Brooks sold cartridges containing up to 200 games on them for between £39.95 and £89.95, and had been caught after Nintendo raised concerns regarding the products.

“This is clearly a serious matter and this is not giving any promise of anything other than custody if that is what the sentencing judge decides,” stated presiding Judge Shani Barnes.

He will receive his sentence at Croydon Crown Court on November 9th.

Alex Seedhouse
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