Published on August 20th, 2015 | by bitcoin0
Karpeles, Mt Gox chief, to be detained again, bitcoin investigation continues
Before the exchange collapsed in 2014, sending shockwaves through the global bitcoin community, Mt Gox was the largest such trading platform in the world.
More On this storyOn this topicIN Companies Mark Karpelès, who was initially accused of manipulating the Mt Gox computer system and inflating the size of his own company account, has been in police detention in Tokyo without formal charges since the beginning of August.
A lawyer for Mr Karpelès said that his client denied the original charges and has made no confession under questioning.
But after three weeks of interrogation, said those close to the matter, police believe they have enough evidence to accuse Mr Karpelès of embezzlement, alleging he misappropriated $2.6m of deposits from the trading accounts of Mt Gox customers.
The Y6m bed appears to have been part of an effort by Mt Gox to impress potential clients and glamorise the trading of the virtual currency.