Breaking: Mark Karpelès Faces Bitcoin Embezzlement Verdict on Friday, Faces 10 Years in Prison26.4

Mark Karpelès, the disgraced former CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, faces ten years in prison as a Tokyo court prepares to hand down a verdict on embezzlement charges this Friday. Karpelès is accused of syphoning $3 million of client money to his own accounts and faking exchange data. The 33-year-old maintains his innocence on all counts. If convicted, it will be an explosive end to the Mt. Gox saga. Bitcoin’s most notorious exchange lost 850,000 bitcoins (worth $500 million) and filed for bankruptcy in 2014. The collapse of the world’s largest crypto exchange at the time caused the

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