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US Feds seize $2.1 million more from Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox

Mt. Gox sees $2.1 million more seized by feds from Wells Fargo account, total seizures now amount to $5 million

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Aug 23, 2013 7:59 pm

The hits just keep coming for Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox. Earlier this year, the US Department of Homeland Security had seized $2.9 million from Mt. Gox's Dwolla account, and now reports are coming in that say an additional $2.1 million was seized from the company's Wells Fargo accounts.

 

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That brings the total of the seizures up to $5 million and explains why recent withdrawal attempts from Bitcoin traders failed to process. On June 19, the $2.1 million held in Wells Fargo accounts was seized, which was one day before Mt. Gox suspended all US withdrawals.

 

The legal issues arose when Mt. Gox opened a Wells Fargo business account for Mutum Sigillum LLC (Mt. Gox's American subsidiary) but declared it as a business not engaged in money services. This was a falsification and the US government does not like it when you falsify financial documents. Head over to Source #2 to read the full seizure warrants.

NEWS SOURCESTechcrunch.com, Thegenesisblock.com

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