Counterfeit Nintendo games seller pleads guilty, made over £600,000 in illicit sales

Friday, 19th October 2012 22:23 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

UK resident Justin Success Brooks has been charged with selling counterfeit Nintendo games, according to the Croydon Guardian.

The 41-year-old was busted during an investigation conducted by Nintendo and UKIE, which purchased games from outlets suspected of selling counterfeit games.

The investigation eventually led UKIE and Nintendo to the culprit.

Brooks has been accused of selling thousands of counterfeit DS, DSi and Wii titles during 2009 to 2011 garnering £600,000 ($960,720) in the process.

Crime apparently pays, but only for a while it seems.

Brooks has plead guilty to: “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 currently awaits sentencing, which is to occur on November 9.

Via, Joystiq. [image]



  1. GrimRita

    Ouch! That is a sum of money. I wonder if he actually has any of it left/in assets that can be sold to repay the people he robbed.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KrazyKraut

    For a bad guy like this you don’t need a cute mario police officer…you need a real cop like him:

    #2 2 years ago
  3. J.L

    Takes until the third comment to note that Success is his middle name?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. xino

    some people are just so bait.
    greed is always in their eyes…GREED!

    I mean you are selling fake stuff since 2009, yet you couldn’t stop and say “am i going to far, what if I’m caught? i better stop now”. but no..greediness!

    just like the cleaner that stole Darren Brown’s money.

    how greedy and stupid can people be?
    if you are going to steal something as least don’t make it obvious and DON’T be greedy.

    they just always think they can never get caught

    #4 2 years ago
  5. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Straight outta Croydon!

    #5 2 years ago
  6. The_Red

    Wait. What do they mean “counterfeit”? Did he program different games using Nintendo assets and characters or did he sell pirated copies for $50?

    #6 2 years ago

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