> > > Clearly they were into more than Pac-Man fakes if they had 1.2 million in cash.
> > AND the car. I'm guessing they were tied to some big bootlegging operation for them
> > to have that much money.
> They were the US distributors of the 60-in-1 MAME bootleg JAMMA boards. Those things
> are everywhere, like cockroaches.
Ah, ok. The raid makes more sense in that context, since individual retailers generally aren't worth prosecuting in cases like this from a cost/benefit standpoint.
It'll be interesting to see who and what steps in to fill the vacuum this prosecution will leave. It's not as though there aren't 2,736,542 other crappy [x]x-in-1 boards to choose from, and just as many people looking to make a buck from them.