The sentence establishes that Bowser must spend forty months in jail. Bowser’s lawyers had requested that the penalty were only nineteen months, while the prosecution raised it five years. In the end he has remained at an average point of almost three and a half years.
The North American government advocated a longer sentence due to the high profile of the case, which basically becomes that they wanted me to be a notice for other criminals.
Bowser had already accepted a conviction of four and a half million dollars for this case. In addition, he also agreed with the prosecution for a compensation for Nintendo of ten million dollars for the civil case in which he was facing the Japanese company.
The hacker worked as part of a group, Team Xecuter, who won millions of dollars selling devices that allowed the use of videogames pirated in several Nintendo consoles.
With the case against CLOSED BOWSER, now the North American Prosecutor’s Office goes ahead trying to take judgment to the two accomplices of the hacker, Max Louarn and Yuanning Chen, which are now passing from justice.