Team Xecuter has been charged with 11 felonies, two of its members have been arrested and charged with fraud, one of whom is named Gary Bowser originally from Canada along with French citizen Max Louarn, Bowser was arrested in the Dominican Republic.
It is presumed that they were leading a group that was in charge of creating tools for the decipherment of blocked hardware
Team Xecuter is best known for its Nintendo hacks including a USB device called SX Pro that allows Nintendo Switch to run pirated games.
Nintendo is well aware of the group, having filed two lawsuits against the organization in May
All this with the main intention of eliminating those who sell Team Xecuter products, we already know that Nintendo is very jealous of their products and has been involved in very aggressive litigation over unauthorized uses of their intellectual property.
As the removal of good parts of ROM pages, which hosted hundreds of game files where the main injured was Nintendo
“These defendants were allegedly leaders of a notorious criminal group that reaped illegal profits for years by pirating video game technology from American companies.
The Department of Justice intends to emphasize the difference between Xecuter’s activities and non-profit emulation as a means of preserving technology. The statement says that Xecuter tried to protect itself through the use of brands, websites and distribution channels and that the group “covers up its illegal activity with an alleged desire to support the enthusiasts who wanted to design their own video games for non-commercial use.
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The arrested Team Xecuter members face severe prison terms such as 20 years for each count of conspiracy to commit electronic fraud and up to 5 years for the lesser charges.