Trustee of MtGox requested information about Alexander Vinnik

Trustee of MtGox requested information about Alexander Vinnik

In a request, Nobuaki Kobayashi requested details of an investigation by the US Department of Justice regarding Alexander Vinnik, who was previously known to be the operator of the BTC-e exchange.

Trustee of the bankrupt MtGox exchange Nobuaki Kobayashi turned to the US Department of Justice for information about Alexander Vinnik, which may be related to the laundering of missing funds.

Vinnik was detained at the request of US law enforcement in the summer of 2017 in Greece, where he is still located. This summer, the US Department of Justice issued a lawsuit for $ 100 million, in which he accused Vinnik of providing services in the field of money transfers without an appropriate license.

In addition, according to Finance Feeds, a meeting of MtGox lenders has recently taken place as part of the exchange’s civil rehabilitation process. According to published documents, as of September 30 of this year, MtGox has assets worth 141,686 BTC.

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Kobayashi continues to conduct an investigation to search for additional assets and, if successful, promises to transfer them to an address controlled by him. Over the past six months, the manager’s team has spent approximately $ 1.5 million on the investigation, while managing to find assets worth $ 644 million.

According to the updated deadlines for the provision of the rehabilitation plan, the manager of MtGox can consider the claims of creditors until October 28 of this year. However, it is likely that the deadlines will be rescheduled again, because many still require a lengthy trial.

Recall that the next meeting of creditors of the MtGox exchange is scheduled for March 25, 2020.


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