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Mt. Gox CEO Faces Likely U.S. Arrest

Embattled bitcoin exchange CEO Mark Karpeles has been ordered by a federal judge to appear in Dallas on April 17 to explain how his company lost at least $400 million worth of customer deposits.

He is unlikely to show, since the majority of legal experts agree that law enforcement officials will be slapping cuffs on the Mt. Gox CEO should he step foot on American soil.

"“I assume he would be arrested or a person of interest,” said Roger Townsend of Breskin Johnson & Townsend, reports Gigacom.

Townsend when on to note that the FBI may well have already quietly indicted Karpeles, given that is friend and associate Charlie Shrem has already been arrested for money-laundering associated with Silk Road.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey Jernigan, who ordered Karpeles appearance, reportedly said “If he avails himself of this court, my God, he is going to get himself over here.”

Experts agree he will more likely send a corporate representative.

 

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