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Nintendo pirate faces jail time for selling $12 million in counterfeit games

Pirate pleads guilty

A British man who sold approximately $12 million worth of unlicensed Nintendo games between 2009 and 2011 is facing jail time, according to the Croydon Guardian.

Justin Success Brooks pleaded guilty last week to selling cartridges online that packaged up to 200 games for Nintendo's Wii, DS and DSi systems. Nintendo and the United Kingdom Interactive Entertainment association made purchases that uncovered Brooks' operation, which the Guardian estimates to have earned him $960,000.

According to the Guardian, Brooks is charged with "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 will be sentenced Nov. 9.

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