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Nintendo ‘hacker’ out from prison early due to good behavior

Posted on April 17, 2023 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser released early

We heard in February 2022 that Gary Bowser, someone who has been painted as a hacker at Team Xecuter, was sentenced to 40 months of prison. However, it turns out that he’s about to be released early due to good behavior (plus the time already served). 

Bowser will be sent home to Canada. While that’s all well and good, there’s a good chance he’ll be paying for the rest of his life. Bowser was sentenced to pay $10 million, which he’ll most certainly be unable to meet.

So what’s next? According to Bowser himself, Nintendo can take 25-30 percent of his income for the rest of his working life. This actually started when he was prison. Bowser did manage to get a job there, but due to the low pay at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center in Washington, he was only able to pay back $175.

It’s estimated that Bowser earned $320,000 from working at Team Xecuter over seven years. However, he’s not the only one involved as French citizen Max Louarn is thought to be the leader of the operation (which he’s denied). Louarn would face charges if he’s deported to the United States, but so far he’s managed to avoid that. For what it’s worth, Bowser has only confessed to being the company’s “salesman”.

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