Wednesday, March 12, 2014

U.S. Judge Freezes Assets of Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange Boss

A U.S. federal judge has temporarily froze the U.S. assets of Mt. Gox chief Mark Karpeles and allowed alleged victims of the shuttered bitcoin exchange to demand evidence of what they claim is a massive fraud, reports Reuters.

The freeze on Karpeles' assets, issued by Judge Gary Feinerman in Chicago, also applies to Mt. Gox's U.S. affiliate and the Japanese parent company, Tibanne, according to Christopher Dore, an Edelson attorney who represents U.S. customers of the bitcoin exchange.

The case is Gregory Greene v Mt. Gox Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, No. 14-01437

1 comment:

  1. sorry if I am being stupid but how can a US Judge freeze the assets of a French National living in Japan?